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Oval UFO low flying over Connecticut harbor

A Connecticut witness at Bridgeport reported watching a slow-moving, white craft at low altitude moving over Black Rock Harbor about 11 p.m. on July 2, 2016, according to testimony in Case 77451 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was very familiar with Black Rock Harbor when the UFO moved low across the sky on July 2, 2016. (Credit: Google)
The witness was very familiar with Black Rock Harbor when the UFO moved low across the sky on July 2, 2016. (Credit: Google)

“The Fairfield fireworks had ended,” the witness stated.“The crowd was thinning out. The boats had all come back in. It was time for me to go fishing. I live on Long Island Sound. I fish every night from April to January. If it happens in the night sky I see it! Every moon. Every meteor shower. Every fireworks display.”

The witness was sitting in a spot facing the water.

“Two friends were standing up facing me with their backs to the water. I looked up to engage one friend in conversation. Over her left shoulder I saw a rather large, slow-moving, oval-shaped craft. It was illuminated white. It was blurred because it was flying in low cloud cover or possibly smoke hanging in the air from the fireworks.”

The oval-shaped craft was illuminated white. (Credit: Google)
The oval-shaped craft was illuminated white. (Credit: Google)

The witness watched the object for about 10 seconds before it faded away into the cloud or smoke.

“It travelled slow and would have been following the shoreline heading south. As I’m watching this thing I’m going through the Rolodex in my brain sorting through memories and experiences and what I know already. Airplanes and helicopters have clear projected lights as well as red blinking lights. They also create sound. This was illuminated white and silent.”

The witness even considered someone shining a spotlight into the sky.

“But the light would reflect off the cloud or smoke. None of that either. I’ve been here 25 years and no plane or helicopter has ever flown this bearing, barring search and rescue. There was no search and rescue that night. I eliminated everything I thought it could be based on my experiences. What I am left with is actually a white, walnut-shaped, slow and low moving craft over the shoreline of Black Rock Harbor. Has anyone else reported this?”

The slow-moving craft moved over the shoreline. (Credit: Google)
The slow-moving craft moved over the shoreline. (Credit: Google)

Black Rock Harbor is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Long Island Sound. Connecticut State Director Michael Panicello 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. Ashok, I don’t think these pictures were taken at about 11 p.m. on July 2, 2016. It doesn’t seem dark enough. I believe that the pics are just for ‘location reference.’ (Whatever that is.)

  2. In this day and age everyone has cell with camera even a basic phone even carry in top pocket or hand and constantly see things and no pic. In 1976 when I saw bright light it’s online as1976 Tucson UFO those no cell or even carrying a camera like 110 rarely anyone carried wish I had cell then

  3. A question was asked if anyone had seen this as well . what I can say is that I did see something two years ago in june . I was delivering a paper right on the shore line in madison ct. It was about 4:45 in the morning . I did report it here . It wasnt white and appeared to be giving off alot of diffrent colors and seemed to dance around not in any straight line . Then seemed to look as if it were on fire leaving a trace behind. So weird and scared the heck out of me and told a few of what I saw . One person had a story of His own. I did capture a video of it and It did not come out very well it was hard to follow seemed like It knew I was watching . Maybe some had seen it too but no one will say, afraid of being laughed at or worse . Oh yeah two friends and I saw a satalite fly over head on sunday the seventeenth of July. I had seen one alone just before the second sighting . In all of my years never saw one let alone two . My point is I knew what I had seen something that morning two years ago was no satalite .

  4. I saw UFO open for Blue Oyster Cult at the former Bridgport Jai Alai Fronton in the summer of 1977 🙂

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