The number of recent reported UFO sightings in Connecticut this fall continue to pour in. More than 75 sightings have been reported thus far during 2018, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.
Newington and Stamford have had multiple sightings recently. Towns with recent reported sightings include: Newington, Burlington, Simsbury, Simsbury, Somers, Wallingford, Sandy Hook, Bridgeport, Harwington, and Stamford.
Here are all of the Connecticut communities that have reported at least one sighting in 2018 thus far: Newington, Bristol, Eastford, Lebanon, Plainville, Norwich, Fairfield, Plantsville, Danbury, Branford, Greenwich, West Haven, Southington, East Hartford, Norwalk, Bethany, Vernon, Stratford, Pawcatuck, Trumbull, Clinton, Meriden, Berlin, Shelton, Jewett City, Hartford, Torrington, Tolland, Middletown, Ridgefield, Darien, North Haven, Waterford, Winsted, Watertown, Bridgeport, Hebron, Southbury, Newington, Somers, Simsbury, Harwington, Wallingford, Sandy Hook, Burlington, and Coventry.
So does all of this mean there is something out there? Who knows. There have been a dozen reports from the end of August through early November.
Here are some reported recent accounts of various UFO sightings in Connecticut.
"I am a stay at home mom, who has never paid much attention to UFO's. Last Friday, my kids were still asleep in bed, when I awoke at 6 am. I was in the bathroom and it was completely dark outside. All the sudden I noticed a bright light shining in through a large window. The light was travelling slowly across the bathroom floor, which has 3 large windows in it. I noticed it immediately, as we live deep in the forest, far away from neighbors. Our house is located on 8 acres of forested land, and the bathroom is on the second floor.
I walked over to the window and looked up, and to my utter shock and amazement, I saw a gigantic rectangular shape moving slowly just above the tree line. The window was open, and I heard a low humming noise coming from it. I was awestruck as I tried to make sense of what I was witnessing. The craft was as large as a 747 airplane in length, as it slowly passed by.
I couldn't see any of the sides or the top as it was so low down and close to our home, less then 50 feet from the house. I could only see the bottom, which was filled with rows of red and white lights. There were 3 rows of glowing illuminated white round lights the whole length of the craft on each side, for a total of 6 rows.
In between the white rows of lights were 2 rows of red glowing lights. The lights were dim, similar to car headlights pulling up in front of the house at night, but were clearly round shaped. It was only one single craft, and due to its size and low flight above our home, it blocked out the night sky as it hovered slowly past. I was frozen in the spot, and didn't even think to run and try to capture the image on my phone, which wasn't on me. At each of the four corners were red blinking lights.
The shape was definitely flat and rectangular, like nothing I have ever seen in my life.The craft glided by for about 60 long seconds, and slowly drifted out of my line of sight, over the trees. As it got further away, the lights turned to look bluish, and I could no longer see the detail of the round lights. I called my husband right away, as he had already left for work, and then I called to report it to the local police, who had not received any other calls and didn't know how to respond. I was very scared to witness this, and am still having a hard time coming to terms with it. I know it was much too large to be a drone of any type, and all other indications about its shape, sound, height, and movement prevent me from believing it was anything identifiable as man made," reports a Simsbury resident.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with both the wife and husband, and both of them seemed to us to be responsible, sober-minded people. We strongly suspect that the wife's account above is accurate, and a sincere account of a strange event. PD))
"Large lit object cruising at very low altitude over Rt 34 in CT at night - no airport immediately nearby. Witnessed while driving NW on RT 34 in CT between the Stevenson Dam and Great Ring Road.Object was floating at a low altitude over Route 34, it was very large, and had many white lights along the sides. Lights were steady - not flashing.
It was way too low and noiseless to be a 747 jet, and moving too slowly and silently. It looked like it was only a couple hundred feet up over the treetops. The shape was hard to describe, it looked rather rectangular when in front of us - like a big floating platform - then appeared to be more triangular as we passed underneath and looked back to try to get a better look.We turned into Great Ring Road and then tried to get a better look at it, but it was gone. There were plenty of planes in the sky at the same time - at normal altitudes though," reported in Sandy Hook.
"4 glowing circular objects in the North Western sky near Meriden CT. My wife called me to one of our back upstairs windows, yelling about 4 UFOs in the sky. I can confirm that she wasn't seeing things. She saw them appear as they were white glowing circular objects in the distance. They made formations in a V shape, They also were crossing paths, i.e. 2 of the objects would "bump" off of each other or were crossing paths - unsure.
They also changed color and glowed bright red. They flew low and high, i.e. 2 we're behind the trees in the distance, while 2 ascended and occasionally disappeared and reappeared in our sight. We don't believe these were aircraft as they weren't traveling in a particular direction and then they just disappeared. We called a local airport and left a message as no one answered the phone. My wife also heard a strange noise outside which is what got her attention to look out the window in the first place," reported in Wallingford.
The NUFORC has existed since 1974 and investigates reported sightings around the world. There have been more than 90,000 reports made globally.
You may think states like New Mexico — home of the infamous 1947 Roswell "UFO crash" (actually, the Air Force said the crash involved a weather balloon, not a flying saucer) — have the most sightings. However, a report by 24/7 Wall St., which is a financial news and opinion site, suggests you're just as likely to see E.T. in the Northeast and Northwest.
Here are the top 10 places in the country for UFO sightings per 100,000 residents.
The most commonly reported UFO at 13 percent appears as a light. Others include disks, spheres, cigars, flashes and even formations. (To sign up for free, local breaking news alerts from more than 100 Connecticut communities, click here.)
Check out all the Connecticut sightings reported to the UFORC here.
Patch Editor Dan Hampton contributed to this story.
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