Pennsylvania witness says lights in sky moving to ground level is recurring

Roger Marsh
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A Pennsylvania witness at Harleysville reported watching numerous lights in the sky under 600 feet that often moved to ground level at 10 p.m. on December 12, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The witness filed the report for a specific date but says that the lights have been recurring in the night sky for six to eight weeks.

“There are numerous bright lights in the night sky,” the reporting witness stated. “These lights are oftentimes 100 to 200 yards from the ground. They change color, size, and shape very quickly.”

The witness says that the finer details of these objects can only be seen when looking at video frame-by-frame.

“They are often accompanied by much smaller, more numerous lights seen within the trees below and sometimes on the ground. Some nights we may have just one, somewhat stationary light, while other nights there are many that seem to move in all directions and at different speeds.”

Most unknown lights produce no sound, but the witness says these objects do make sound but that it is hard to describe.

“Maybe humming or static or ringing. This has been occurring on a consistent nightly basis now for six to eight weeks. I would love to know what it may be.”
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An investigator would be looking at drones in the area, although the witness’s observations of multiple lights seem unusual.

The report included no images, filed on December 13, 2022, and released for public viewing on December 22, 2022. Harleysville is in Montgomery County, PA, population 9,286. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

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Pennsylvania was rated eighth in U.S. UFO sightings for December 2022 with 16 cases filed, according to the MUFON January newsletter. California topped the list with 51 reports.

There were 80 sphere cases reported nationally in December 2022.

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A Pennsylvania witness at Harrisburg recalled an encounter with a hovering, red ball of light 100 yards away at 10:30 p.m. on June 30, 1952, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The witness and his father first saw a large, bright, red ball “hovering motionless” above trees 100 yards away for about 20 minutes.

“Then, instantaneously, it departed in the blink of an eye and assumed a cigar shape hovering for some 40 or so minutes off to a distance,” the reporting witness stated.

The witness believes the object had moved about 30 miles away hovering over the Harrisburg Municipal Airport.

“The object now appeared to have lighted windows along the full length of the body. After this time period, it shot skyward instantaneously to assume a star shape and then proceeded to zigzag up and down for an extended period.”

At this point, the witness and his father left their backyard. The following day, they expected to hear or see reports on the radio or in newspapers but none appeared.

“Further, we spoke to no one about it for fear of being considered weird. And, finally, to my dismay, my Dad within several days, tried to convince me that we never saw anything.”

The witness is reflecting back 70 years on the experience and believes it was actually best that they never attempted to approach the object.

“I am wary regarding abductions.”

The report included no images, filed on May 24, 2022. Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania in Dauphin County, population 50,135. Witness quotes were edited for clarity.

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ROGER MARSH is a media content producer with works in print, film, television, web, and stage. His “UFO Traffic Reports” published more than 7,000 times since 2009. He was a case researcher for the History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.”

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