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Two UFOs reported flying low over railroad tracks

A California witness at Alameda County reported watching and photographing two unknown objects hovering low over railroad tracks, according to testimony in Case 73496 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Close-up of object in witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Close-up of object in witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was on his way to pickup a girlfriend from work about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, when the objects were first seen.

“As I approached her work I was stopped due to an Amtrak train passing by, but as I approached the crossing (one block away) I noticed an object moving very quickly with a rapidly flashing light that caught my attention.”

The witness first thought he was observing a drone.

“But as I got closer and came to a stop I could see that it was rather large – four feet or so – and much too fast and erratic in its flight to be any drone easily available for the public. Then as the train started to pass, another object, similar in flight characteristics but different in design appeared– but this one had appendages.”

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Close-up of object in witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Close-up of object in witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The two objects seemed to be aware of each other.

“They seemed to interact almost playfully hovering and almost touching while the train passed.”

The witness was able to take several photos at this time.

“As the train was gone a few minutes, they each shot off in different directions rather quickly and abruptly.”

The witness pulled into a parking lot about one block away to wait for his girlfriend.

“I noticed one of the objects hovering about 100+feet in the air near me with a solid light.”

The witness has had other recent experiences seeing UFOs including something seen from a home window.

Cropped version of a witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped version of a witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

“I got up to use the bathroom and noticed a large, very bright apparition through my window, about 75feet in the air. It hovered for around five minutes and slowly moved out of sight in a linear path. I took photos of this as well.”

Alameda County, California, has a population of 1,510,271. 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. It´s very comun to see ufos over railroads, places where there is water, example: lakes, rivers, field water tanks to give water to the animals (cows, etc), high tension cables.

  2. I reported the Alien probe here on Open Minds about three weeks ago that I saw at Radium Springs New Mexico flying parallel above and to the side of the railroad track. It was thimble shaped, not acorn shaped and definitely not a drone like my mind thought that it could be at first. No propellers, no noise.

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