Maryland witness describes bright circular object spinning counterclockwise

Roger Marsh
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A Maryland witness at Ljamsville reported watching a bright, circular-shaped object at 11 p.m. on April 2, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The report states that the witness first noticed the object from a kitchen window, describing it as “bright, circular in shape, enlarging to maybe five times the size, and spinning counterclockwise.”

The witness then moved outside onto the driveway and observed the object for several minutes.

“It went to the north and the back to the south several times,” the reporting witness stated. “Seemingly not at a blind speed but faster than any aircraft that flies in these areas. It hovered for a while and then it dawned on me to go in and get my cell phone to record, and I did.”

The witness filmed the object for a few minutes, commenting that “it burst into an orange circle of light rotating counterclockwise and pulsing all the while. It had in the center what seemed to be a more solid shape or object. It really isn’t well defined.”

The report indicated that the object then “went back to its original shape.”

The object was then “joined by another and then they both disappeared over the tree tops.”
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The 59-year-old witness stated that he did not wish to share the video at this time, but instead wanted to show it directly to an investigator.

The report included no images, filed on April 16, 2022. Ljamsville is an unincorporated community in Frederick County, MD, population Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be resolved as something natural or man-made. These raw reports are for information only as investigators review the facts and attempt to resolve the case.

Maryland Cases

Maryland was rated 24th in U.S. UFO sightings for January 2023 with 7 cases filed, according to the MUFON February 2023 newsletter. Maryland shared the rating with Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. California topped the list with 62 cases.

There were 69 sphere cases reported nationally in January 2023.

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Historic Maryland
Old Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville, MD.Photo byGoogle.

A Maryland witness at Jarrettsville recalled an encounter with two large spheres of light at 8 p.m. on July 1, 1966, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The report states that the witness, a sister, and her kids were riding in the sister’s convertible on Old Federal Hill Road when they first saw “two large spheres of light coming towards” them. The incident date is approximate.

As the group approached the main road, the report details state that they saw dozens of cars pulled off the main road, Route 165, three miles north of Jarrettsville, and people were scrambling up the embankments to watch what they were witnessing.

“The lights looked like the headlights of a very large jetliner, but as it came closer, we realized that they were too low to the ground and too big to be jetliner lights,” the reporting witness stated. “And as it came closer and went overhead, approximately 20-30 feet above us, it had no sound, no shape of any craft joining the lights together.”

The report details include the witness describing that the lights “traveled in unison, going maybe 10-20 mph. - bright, circular in shape, enlarging to maybe five times the size spinning counterclockwise.”

The object was so low to the ground, the group felt as though they could reach out and touch it.

“As they drifted silently above us, several of us reached up like we were trying to touch it, it felt that close. The really strange thing was that after it went over, the lights were still visible as headlights would not be going in the opposite direction.”

Later, when a family member called the Air Force, they were told it was a "weather balloon, ball lightning, or swamp gas.”

The report included no images, filed on July 29, 1999. Jarrettsville is an unincorporated community in Harford County, MD, population 2,888. 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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