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Arkansas witness recalls ‘semi-transparent’ UFO

An Arkansas witness at Bella Vista recalled a UFO incident from 2014 when a triangle UFO was seen hovering about 300 feet over a roadway, according to testimony in Case 79743 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was driving to work at 7:30 a.m. on August 8, 2014, when a shadow was noticed on the roadway about a quarter-mile ahead.

“I looked up and saw the triangle or chevron-shaped craft hovering just east of the highway at about 250-300 feet AGL,” the witness stated.“It appeared to be about the size of an F-111 Aardvark.”

The object began to move as the witness approached.

The object was first noticed hovering over the highway. Pictured: Bella Vista, AR. (Credit: Google)
The object was first noticed hovering over the highway. Pictured: Bella Vista, AR. (Credit: Google)

“As I got closer it accelerated quickly to the south and I lost sight of it within a few seconds. The curious thing about the craft was that it had no definable color. Instead, it was slightly blurred out as if mimicking the background. The outline was fairly clear, but it was almost semi-transparent.”

The craft’s shadow bothered the witness.

“The thing that struck me was that the shadow of the craft was directly below it instead of where it should have been given the angle of the sun that early in the morning. I’ve included a sketch that I drew as soon as I got to work that morning that describes this phenomenon. I’m a former USAF Security Policeman and I’ve worked around nuclear weapons under the PRP. I’ve also been a civilian law enforcement officer, so my observational skills are pretty good. I was also wearing polarized prescription sunglasses that morning, which is why I may have been able to see it in the first place.”

The UFO quickly began to move away from the witness. Pictured: Bella Vista, AR. (Credit: Google)
The UFO quickly began to move away from the witness. Pictured: Bella Vista, AR. (Credit: Google)

Bella Vista is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, population 16,582. MUFON Arkansas Assistant State Director Lynn Travis McCullough 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.

Roger Marsh

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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  1. I watched a YouTube presentation recently where the witness described that the sun lit up the opposite (shadow) side of the UFO instead of the sun-ward side. This would suggest that the sun was shining through the UFO and lighting the inside wall near the observer.

    Perhaps a similar effect was taking place here, whereby the UFO was refracting the light downward toward the ground beneath it.

    The UFO that I observed in 2014 changed its appearance from a solid to a transparency when it needed to accelerate.

  2. Amazed to see this as it sounds similar to an experience I had last year in Central Queensland Australia.

    I had gone outside my home to have a cigarette about 11:30pm one night and as I often do looked up to view the stars and saw a chevron shape travelling quickly overhead and completely silentl that I could only describe to my wife as appearing ghostly. As if it was there but not there at the same time.
    Shape matches that of the pictures attached to this article.

    Still not sure what I saw, but it was no manmade aircraft I have ever seen.

  3. Same thing here. I was for holidays on Chios island, specific on a village called Viki which is on the northern part of the island. I was with some friends of mine outside the village for a walk, nightime with a very clear sky and full moon. We were looking up to the sky to see some stars falling and I was looking all around to see a falling star. A friend, Eirini told me to stare to a specific place cause I had more possibilities to see a star falling. So I did. I was down from the road electric light and above of me was the full moon. So I had good front and back light. As I was gazing the beautiful and clear sky, hearing the cicadas and feeling the light air coming on me I suddenly saw it. I was frozen. A flying rectangular transparent object with no sound passed in front of my eyes, under the full moon and above the road electric light. I could see its outline and also the stars behind it. It might have been about 300 meters above and it was flying very harmoniously, it was moving so smoothly and peacefully in the sky like a bird with its wings opened. It had no lights, nothing else on it that I saw. From the time I saw it until it disappeared in the darkness there were passed about 4-5 seconds. The speed of it wasn’t so high, it was like spying with no lights and being transparent. I’m thinking that somehow repulses the photons going over it so thats why I couldn’t see it. I cannot say if it was aliens, humans with human technology or humans with alien technology. I can only guess. That’s all from me.

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