Kentucky-09-05-08 I am a MUFON Section Director and a Certified Field Investigator. It was Friday the 5 of September at about 12 noon when I received a phone call at my home from a gentleman who will remain unnamed at this time.
He was speaking fast and seem very excited. He told me that he had talked to a person in Texas that gave him my name, and told him about the MUFON web site. He said I have photos of hundreds of UFOs that he has taken over his house and barn since July of 2008.
Some were of fleets, and some of vehicles every large and wide. He said he has seen some with his eye, and some only after taking a photo of the Kentucky do they appear in the photo. He thinks they're in the gamma or something. He has shown them to his neighbors and he told me they freak out. He called the State Police which came to his house, and they told him they had never seen anything like this before, and also mentioned to him about contacting MUFON.
Now, he would like MUFON to come investigate and see his photo evidence collection, before something happens to them. He wanted me to come right away, that night if possible. I told him I would come, but not tonight. I wanted to bring others with me to investigate his claims, and that I should call him back with a date and time. He said that would be fine.
So I called the KentucKentucky MUFON State Director and left him a message. The State Director called me back later that afternoon. While I was talking with the State Director about this case, the guy calls me back. I put the State Director on hold and talked to the guy.
He says, "Listen to me. I have just taken a picture with about 50 UFOs in it, flying over my home."
He was very excited, and told me, "Listen, do you have a digital camera?"
I said, "Yes."
He said, "Run out right now, and take a photo of the Kentucky sky looking north toward Louisville. They're coming your way, you won't see anything with your eyes, but take a photo anyway."
I said, "OK."
He said, "I mean it, I'm not crazy. Do it, so you can see I'm telling the truth."
I hung up with him, and went back to the State Director who was still holding. I told the State Director what the guy had said to me. And we both thought I should go out and do what he asked. So, I put the State Director on hold again, went outside with the camera in tow to my back yard looking northwest toward Louisville. The Kentucky sky was totally grey and overcast. I didn't see anything with my eyes, but I took a picture as instructed and went back inside to talk to the State Director.
I took out the SD card from the camera and put it into my computer then said, "Holly Sh*t."
Still on the phone with the State Director, he asked me to email the photo to him. I waited on the phone until he received it. Then the State Director looked at it, and had the same comment I did. The State Director counted 53 UFOs, a fleet as he called it. Boy, now to say the least, this was not turning out to be your typical average day for a Section Director and a State Director here in Kentucky MUFON.
I live in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which is south of Louisville. Since I didn't see these with my naked eye, I can't tell you the direction they where moving, but from what he told me, they were moving south.
Please note as you look at each object, all are exactly straight up and down, that is odd to me. Also odd to me, is the fact he told me he saw about 50 in his picture, and oddly we counted 53 in the one I took. As I said, there was nothing in the skies of Kentucky when I took this picture, and I heard no sounds and it wasn't raining.
And if these were geese or birds, I would have seen them with my naked eye and not taken the photo. I would have watched their flight path, to determine what they were.
Also there were no gnats flying around me at the time. I took this photo with a Kodak Easyshare C643 - 6.1 megapixel, with a Kodak AF 3X Optical Aspheric lens 36mm – 108mm (equivalent). It has an automatic lens cover, and the lens was clean. I was looking at the screen when I took the photo, and didn't see anything but the overcast grey skies of Kentucky. The only thing I wish was that there would have been another object in the photo like a tree or something for size and depth, but I didn't do that, just shot the open grey overcast Kentucky sky.
We are currently playing phone tag with the gentleman that contacted me. So I have not seen the picture he took the same day before he called me as of yet. The Kentucky MUFON State Director is also currently coordinating other Kentucky MUFON Field Investigators to investigate his other claims and accompany us to his home to interview him and see his other photographs.
source and references:
MUFON Report 12386
Archived UFO Articles and News Items, 2008
UFO Casebook Home Page