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Vermont witness describes multiple UFOs with one object on ground

Vermont witnesses at Fairfax reported a two-hour UFO event involving two pulsating discs and a black triangle craft, according to testimony in Case 61834 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The reporting witness was in his basement exercising at about 9 p.m. on December 4, 2014, when a bright light was noticed – sending the witness up a flight of stairs to a front porch for a better observation.

“Before noticing any detail I felt an intense sense of dread,” the witness stated. “I looked up toward the sky at a 45-degree angle, directly away from our house, toward Vermont’s highest mountain peak. In the near distance, perhaps a half mile from where I was standing, I saw an extremely bright object, pulsating red and blue lights, bouncing around slightly.”

(Credit: Google)
(Credit: Google)

After briefly watching the object, the witness moved back inside and ran up another set of stairs to alert his wife to the object. The two watched the object together.

“At the same moment I noticed another similar bright object to the north, but this object became a secondary consideration to us because it was partially obscured by tree branches near our window and appeared to be farther away and at a higher altitude.”

The witness then went to retrieve a travel telescope.

“When I returned, I noticed a light on the ground directly below the UFO, in a location that I know to be a patch of cow pasture void of any structures. I quickly found the UFO in my telescope lens. What I saw shocked me down to my core.”

The witness described the object.

“The object was disc-shaped, bright, colorful, pulsating and bouncing. The pulsating red and blue lights appeared to come from within the craft, passing out through its walls. I then found the light on the ground below the craft and saw that it was cylindrical, orangish-yellow and was illuminating a white angular object which sat closer to my house on the grass.”

The witness then turned his attention back to the object in the sky.

“When my wife again examined the craft, she asked, ‘What is that other thing…in the air, closer to us, in the bottom right corner of the view?’ I looked and saw the corner of another, mostly black and camouflaged object, perhaps two or three hundred yards closer to us. I watched this object for 10 minutes or longer and noticed that it was slowly rocking around and up and down. On several occasions, I could clearly see that the bright, pulsating disc was casting enough light on the angular craft to illuminate two corners of what appeared to be a triangular black craft.”

The witness and his wife watched multiple objects beginning about 9 p.m. on December 4, 2014, with one of those objects on the ground. Pictured: Fairfax, VT. (Credit: Google)
The witness and his wife watched multiple objects beginning about 9 p.m. on December 4, 2014, with one of those objects on the ground. Pictured: Fairfax, VT. (Credit: Google)

The witness then realized that the object on the ground had disappeared.

“Then, I noticed that the pulsating disc was calmer – more stationary and less bright. The red light, especially, was mostly or entirely gone and the craft appeared to settle into a lower-energy state. The triangular craft remained in the same position for another 30 minutes.”

The witness continued to watch the object.

“Immediately prior to going to bed, I saw that the disc and triangle had both changed positions. The disc was now higher, perhaps directly above the triangle, which was now oriented with a single corner pointing downward.

“Suddenly, I saw the full form of the triangle, which was hovering with its underside pointing directly at my window. I saw one faint, circular orange light at each of three corners.”

The next day the witness talked to a neighbor who had witnessed similar activity.

“This individual informed me that she had seen an object that matched my description of the bright object at 9 p.m. on December 3rd and 4th. I knew this meant that the object might return soon, and watched from my window throughout the night of December 5th. Two bright, pulsating objects appeared shortly before midnight, at least one half mile farther from my house than they had been the previous night. I watched for over an hour as they appeared to follow a grid pattern slightly above the tree tops near a river.”

The witness included one illustration with the MUFON report, which was filed on December 6, 2014.

Witness illustration depicting one hovering object and one object on the ground in a nearby field. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness illustration depicting one hovering object and one object on the ground in a nearby field. (Credit: MUFON)

Fairfax is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, population 4,285. Vermont has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Vermont had no UFO reports that occurred during November 2014.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting 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. Idk what your opinion may be on this case, but this literally gave me goosebumps as I read it. The description of flight characteristics etc. Seem to make pure sense along with the rest of the story. Exceptional work by the witnesses and mufon.

  2. How is it that there are floating lights in a field near your yard, and then there is the statement – just before I went to bed – really you are so incurious that changing into your jammies and brushing your teeth takes precedence over a once in a life time experience. Sounds a little fishy to me.

  3. Um, this whole report sort of begs the question. I can’t believe that the witnesses took the time to fetch a telescope, watched the whole UFO show for well over half an hour and even saw an object on the ground, yet it never once occurred to them to take some photos or video? Seriously? If they have a telescope just laying around, it’s a good bet they have a cell phone at the very minimum and better photographic equipment most likely. Crayon illustrations are hardly proof of anything. Please.

  4. Viven, it is not at all uncommon for eye witnesses to forget to take pictures or to even alert others during a sighting. Why this is so, I won’t make any conjectures. I do know sometimes folks are very much in awe of what they are seeing. Other times some folks seem to have been in a daze, sometimes mystified even.

    Folks react to the highly unusual in many different ways. I find it of interest that three witnesses never thought to call their local sheriff’s department and report the sighting. So, there could have been deputies to help triangulate each objects position.

    Guess the biggest unknown is this….Why were they there? What was their purpose? And who were they? And is there any known military activity in the area? And who would put camo on a UFO? Was it or all of them ours?

  5. seriously .no pics or vids just crayon drawings and some ramblings on……………….how dare you even print such rubbish.what a joke to any one person with even half a brain………………

  6. I do not have a cell phone or a camera because I do not need these.
    When I visit national parks, etc., I am not interested in taking photos.
    I go to see for myself, not to take pictures that will be packed away.

    Now, apply what I have just said to the comments above.

  7. I live in this town, literally less than half a mile from that place. Definitely not surprising. I have seen some weird stuff in the sky and it’s hard to just shrug it off as a satellite or plane.

  8. OK…..still no clear photo’s, or video
    how can so many people see unidentifiable
    flying craft, and suddenly no one knows how to use
    a recording device that’s usually built into all cell phones.

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