A UFO or a satellite flyby – and what does the MUFON database report?by Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Sep. 16, 2010, under UFOs
I receive emails from people all over the world who share UFO tales.
Increasingly, I have been receiving reports of objects high up in the sky that resemble a star. The object will suddenly appear brightly and fly relatively fast for a few minutes before disappearing. For amateur UFO hunters, they aren’t aware of the online resources available to them to investigate, verify, or report their experiences.
For these types of sightings, there are two steps that you can take to investigate, verify and report:
- Check the Satellite Flyby Website – United States Flybys, Global Flybys – On some occasions, based on the direction the object moves in the sky, and the time of the sighting – it is likely a satellite flyby. There are many satellites visible with the naked eye in various regions. The sighting will generally last a few minutes until the object appears to disappear. Some of the email reports I have received, do coincide with the flyby schedule.
- Check the MUFON UFO Stalker Website – Check the MUFON UFO Stalker Database to see if anyone else has reported the sighting in your area. If not, you may proceed to file a report. If you have captured images of the object, you can upload them into the website with your report. Just because someone else has reported the object does not mean that you shouldn’t also offer your eyewitness account. Multiple reports can lend credibility to the sighting.
If the object seen is much bigger and seen by multiple witnesses, local news stations and police departments can become overwhelmed with phone calls about these objects. Before you make that call, consider these 10 steps provided by MUFON about what to do when you encounter a UFO: