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Tennessee witness says object with lights 'crept' around neighborhood looking for something

Roger Marsh
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A Tennessee witness at Murfreesboro reported watching an object with lights moving around the neighborhood at 6:11 p.m. on February 12, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The witness was outside walking with friends and first noticed the object, commenting that it had lights all around it and it would “float around like some kid using a control to fly it or something.”

“It crept around the whole neighborhood like it was looking for something and each time it would appear the colors would change or blink,” the reporting witness stated. “It seemed so suspicious because it looked just like a UFO and it was flying around like crazy.”

The witness report notes that there was an aura or haze around the object, the object emitted other objects, it emitted beams, and the object changed color.

An investigator would be attempting to get a better description of exactly what the object looked like, its size, and range, to determine if this was a drone.

The report included no images, filed on February 17, 2022. Murfreesboro is a city in and the county seat of Rutherford County, TN, population 152,769. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Tennessee Cases

Tennessee was rated 14th in U.S. UFO sightings for January 2023 with 10 cases filed, according to the MUFON February 2023 newsletter. Tennessee shared the rating with Ohio. California topped the list with 62 cases.

There were 69 sphere cases reported nationally in January 2023.

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Historic Tennessee
Child at school fair.Photo byHannah BusingonUnsplash

A Tennessee witness at Nashville recalled an encounter with a silvery, disc-shaped object hovering over a local school fair at 7 p.m. on October 1, 1961, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The event happened in the fall of 1961 or 1962 when the witness was 11 or 12 years old at the time. The incident date is approximate. The witness and family were attending a fall fair at the elementary school. Several hundred people were in attendance at this fair.

“There were numerous rides for the kids and there were plenty of colored flashing lights all over the place,” the reporting witness stated. “One of my friend's Dads was an amateur astronomer and had set up his telescope for people to see the moon and the planets.”

At some point, the object appeared out of nowhere.

“It was a silvery, flattened disc with two or three portholes on the side. It was not a shiny silver color but had a sort of dullness to it. It remained completely motionless over the large field where the fair was in progress. It had an oscillating glow between red and green.”

The witness cannot recall how high the object was but said you could see it fairly well with the naked eye.

“Many people observed the UFO through the telescope. When I looked through the telescope, I could see that it appeared to be fairly bright inside the UFO but I did not see any life or movement inside.”

Someone at the event placed a call to either the local police or the Tennessee Air National Guard which was located just a few miles away from the school.

“Two jets were scrambled, and you could hear them approaching very quickly. As they approached, the UFO took off at a very oblique angle, no sound was made, and the departure was faster than you could blink your eyes.”

The witness filed the report at the age of 62 years.

“I have never forgotten that night. From time to time, I have tried to find information on the internet about this incident but without success.”

The report included no images, filed on August 5, 2012. Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee, in Davidson County, population 689,447. 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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