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Colorado witness describes black helicopters chasing UFO

A Colorado witness at Fountain reported watching a sphere-shaped orb UFO silently moving at the treetop level followed by three black helicopters, according to testimony in Case 79232 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The Fountain, CO, witness looked to the sky after first hearing what sounded like an airplane. Pictured: Fountain, CO. (Credit: Google)
The Fountain, CO, witness looked to the sky after first hearing what sounded like an airplane. Pictured: Fountain, CO. (Credit: Google)

The witness had just pulled into his driveway on September 19, 2016, and was outside his vehicle when the sound of an airplane was heard overhead.

“Living by an airport I know that no flights came in so late,” the witness stated.“So I stood in my driveway to see what kind of airplane it was. Suddenly I see a white orb of light going over the roof tops and over the trees. Not far behind were threeblack helicopters in a triangle-shaped flight pattern following the craft at very high speeds.”

The witness kept his eyes on the unusual looking craft.

“The craft then made a left hand turn towards the mountains. That’s when I see one of the helicopters intercept the craft, getting in front of it. That’s when I lose sight of the craft over the roofs of nearby houses.”

Witness illustration 1. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration 1. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness stood to listen to the helicopters to see if they were still in the area.

“I know that this wasn’t an airplane or helicopter due to the fact that it had no blinking lights or defined shape, and made no sound at all.”

The witness attempted to capture the event on his cell phone.

“When I took my cell phone out to record video the sky was too dark. Beforehand, my cell phone was around 20 percent about a minute or two before I saw the craft. But when I took it out to try and record the video I noticed my battery life was on 2 percent.”

The witness is sure that the object was something unusual.

Witness illustration 2. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration 2. (Credit: MUFON)

“I’m a very open minded person. I’ve seen threeUFOs in my life, so when I first saw the craft I looked to see a defined shape or lights which I seen neither. I know it was something strange when I saw the three black helicopters following. I could easily see the shape of the helicopters because of how clear of a night it was. I felt curious and wanted to follow the craft, but I know no one would believe me. That is why I reported it to MUFON.”

The witness included two illustrations with the MUFON report, which was filed on September 18, 2016.

Fountain is a Home Rule Municipality located in El Paso County, Colorado, population 28,846. Colorado Field Investigator Jeffrey Hastings 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 believe it because listen to this one I live in northern NJ
    . The other morning I woke up to what sounded like the craziest highest speed wind I’ve ever heard that lasted for about four seconds. At first on the news they said they werent releasing anything but eventually they did . check it out below and also Google sonic boom NYC for these dates as well.. Month of September seems to be active as hell. And just saying why are these jets going that fast to chase that type of plane ??? ALSO why is that dude flying a plane that early in the morning .. So fishy


  2. I live in Davie, Florida. A similar event occurred in 2014 at 11:15 pm. A bright light (sphere shape) flew at incredible speed over the highway and houses followed by two high speed helicopters. The bright light must have been traveling several hundred miles per hour due to the time it traversed through my field of vision. That bright light made no sound as it flew.

  3. I have seen a similar event this past August, in Surf City, NC. I witnessed a green orb maybe 4 feet in diameter being chased at high speed/low altitude by a black military helo directly over the beach/city at about 10pm one night. My wife and I both heard the helicopter first, then saw it was chasing that orb. We both said, “WTF was that helicopter chasing?!” as we sat on the beach stargazing. That same week, I witnessed two other odd events of airplanes following orbs of light plus several other questionable aerial anomalies during my nightly walks on the beach.

  4. I saw this myself while on I-25 on the way home that night, as did my passengers, and we thought it originally was an airplane going down, but there was no crash or explosion. Very odd. Note that area is on an approach lane to the Springs Airport.

  5. We live in Southern California in the San Fernando Valley. There is a very busy small private airport just a few miles south of our house in Van Nuys .

    We have seen all manner of craft from Cessna prop driven craft, private planes of all sizes, modern Military Jets, Fire planes and helicopters and WWII era trainers. Planes on an hourly basis if not almost 20 per hour at some points.

    One evening we heard and felt the approach of a larger helicopter with its distinctive earth shaking propeller sounds. The sound came from the north so we could assume it was flying over the house on approach path to the air port, this is the approach for the runway that all craft take and is literally directly over our backyard.

    I was at the computer and my wife stated how disturbing she found those propeller sounds to be, as they basically vibrate your insides. We are used to the Police helicopter sounds at low level but those are insignificant by comparison to this military style helicopter in terms of sound. About a half hour later and close to dark we heard the approach again of the same large military style or fire helicopter approaching from the west going east. Again nothing to be concerned with we have seen many many craft approach from the West and course correct south over the house. We have seen military planes fly overhead in formation and while one aircraft lands the rest peel off to the right ( west ) and circle around on the same path. We have seen small planes on an approach do this same maneuver when yielding to another approaching craft of faster jet ect.

    So the second time the sound is substantially louder and more intense, the same sound but, seems lower or in multiples. My wife says “ what the hell are they doing “ and says if they come back we should go see. I am usually the first out the door when we hear a flight of WWII planes coming over head ( we have two groups of planes that have both American and German markings from WWII that regularly fly overhead, father in laws says they are WWII era trainers ) they sound like a pack of Dive Bombers coming in or a pack of Harley Davidson motorcycles.

    So it’s just about an hour later, it’s dark out and the helicopter sound starts to be heard again, my wife goes out the front door to see them approach and she observes a bright ball of light approaching from the south east flying north west diagonal over the neighbors house to the left and just to our south. The orb of light is substantially lower than the normal aircraft usually fly on approach to the airport. She said the orb had no blinking or flashing lights and was moving silently at a high speed, the object was being followed by 3 of these larger helicopters and they were flying very fast in pursuit at very low levels as well. The helicopters all had the usual lights on the tails and underneath blinking.

    She came in the house and said very calmly “ I’m not sure what I just saw but, it wasn’t normal “

    The light of the object drew her eyes and it passed overhead without any discernible sound.

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