|The Following are just some of the sightings that have been Investigated or
Reported in the Past.
Dan Hageman of the Butler Organization For Research of the Unexplained
(BORU) in Butler County, PA. Investigated the following sightings.
September 13, 2004 - 8:25 PM
Witnessed ship that had a Mercedes like logo above Harleysville, PA
Witness saw lights above arranged similar to a Mercedes logo, though the
witness could not see the shape of the ship. The lights appeared to be
approximately 2 miles above the 20 miles ground distance. A friend also
witnessed the lights as well but discounted it, claiming it must be a plane. When
the friend went inside the lights came closer at a rapid rate (1/2 mile away
ground distance), stayed at the same altitude, made a sharp 45 degree turn,
hovered in place for 20 seconds, until the lights went off..
The witness stated that they don't believe in UFOs, but what could it of been?
It wasn't a blimp, or a helicopter because they can't travel at the high rate of
speed or make sharp turns, plus they must keep their navigation lights on at all
September 6, 2004 - At approximately 4:45 PM
The following sighting was reported by a family traveling on Interstate 79, they
spotted a Y shaped white/silver craft above the tree-line. It was making
unbelievable circular maneuvers
They were traveling northbound on Interstate 79 north of Pittsburgh on Sept. 6,
(Labor Day) 2004. Traffic was heavy. As they crested the hill past the Evan City
entrance to I 79 they spotted a Y shaped white/silver craft above the tree-line
west of the highway. At first they thought it was some sort of remote controlled
airplane because it was making unbelievable circular maneuvers above and
within the tree-line. However, it seemed too large (over an inch in size) to be a
radio controlled toy airplane. Also, the Y shape was unlike any aircraft they
have ever seen. The air show lasted for less than 20 seconds. They lost sight
of the craft for approximately 15 seconds as they were traveling about 70 mph.
After they began to descend down into the valley towards the Zelienople exit,
they saw what was believed to be the same craft traveling in a straight pattern
at a high rate of speed east by north east toward the Evan City - Butler area.
The craft was approximately 45 degrees above the horizon. At this height, the
craft was about 1/2 inch in length. The family was surprised at the speed and
size of this craft.
After they got home everyone drew a picture of what they saw, they then
compared the pictures. Each one was Y -shaped - similar to a Mercedes Logo.
If this was an experimental plane (remote controlled or otherwise)and not a
UFO, it was certainly beautiful to look at and remarkable to watch. It would have
been very difficult to make circular patterns above and into this heavily forested
and hilly terrain next to the highway.
The sky was blue with some clouds, and the Y shaped craft really stood out. It
should have been visible to many people on the highway. I would be very
curious to know if anyone else traveling on the highway at that time of day
happened to catch the airshow stated the witness.
May 7, 1998 - a low level UFO incident that occurred.
A Butler County farmer was riding his tractor doing some late night planting of a
corn field at 3:30 AM Three hundred yards away he noticed brilliant lights near
a wheat field. At first he became upset thinking that someone was driving
through the wheat. He realized the object was moving about four feet above the
ground. It was 30 to 40 feet long and about five feet in height. The object was a
dark color and was hovering over his wheat field. It was domed shaped in the
front with a lights, but the structure thinned out towards the back and rounded
off. Towards the front section of the object, there were five to six lights along the
edge on both sides. There was also five lights on either side near the rear of
the object. The square shaped lights were very bright orange, blue and light
pink. The lights seemed to pulsate on and off, but never cut out completely. The
entire object appeared to be surrounded in a vapor or gas. As the witness was
turning to make another pass of the field, he began to have problems with his
tractor. The engine began to sputter, but did not stop. A monitor on the tractor
used for corn planting made a constant beeping noise and had to be shut
down. As the farmer watched, the object moved in a straight line, barely clearing
the tree tops estimated at 60 feet high. Then suddenly the object appeared to
evaporate into thin air. There are high tension power-lines in the vicinity. Soil
samples are being analyzed in a local laboratory.
Butler County has had UFO events since the late 1960's.
Fall 1996 - Unexplained rumblings reported
Over the years loud vibrations and rumblings have occurred in various sections
of Pennsylvania. Sometimes these sounds have been explained as the result of
sonic booms, distant storms, or other natural causes, but some remain
unexplained. The BORU Journal, No.2 Fall 1996, published by the Butler
Organization for Research of the Unexplained, lists several such incidents which
occurred in 1996. The occurrences all took place during February, March and
April. The incidents were reported from Butler, Allegheny, Armstrong and
Mercer Counties. The most interesting account was reported on March 5, 1996
from Verona in Allegheny County. According to the report a loud rumbling was
heard which seemed to originate from the sky. It was strong enough to cause
pictures and small items to vibrate off the table, and the house vibrated as well.
A Major UFO encounter
The following article was printed in the BORU Journal, No.2, Fall 1996 published
by the Butler Organization for Research of the Unexplained.
September 10 - 11, 1996 - Butler, PA/ Butler Twp., PA Butler County: One of
the most major UFO related events ever to occur in Western Pennsylvania, this
multiple witness sighting took place in the city of Butler and around Butler
Township. A chronology of this astounding event is as follows:
8:15 PM - The initial reports received by BORU came from 10 individuals on
Main St. in Butler. The witnesses at this location report seeing a bright light
which was described as a bright star or planet. After a few minutes, a large
triangular-shaped object became visible. The object had five "window"
structures with the largest one in the center. Bright yellow-white light was
emanating from the windows. Witnesses also reported seeing an additional
smaller object with the same configuration. The smaller object had the same
red, blue, green and yellow flashing lights around the perimeter. Several of the
eyewitnesses viewed the object through bincoculars. The smaller object
disappeared to the East and the larger object drifted very slowly towards the
West for about 30 minutes. Next the large object abruptly shot out a beam of
white light from beneath which struck the ground. The object slowly moved
towards the West for about 45 minutes before disappearing behind a group of
trees. The object was viewed for approximately 2 hours. The eyewitnesses
notified the police at approximately 8:30 PM
8:30 PM - A Pennsylvania State Constable also viewed the object while in
Lyndora, PA Butler Township. What appeared at first to be a bright star took
shape as a large triangular-shaped object drifting toward Butler City. The object
was described as having bright white lights at each of the corners and small red
and green lights towards the front. The detailed flight pattern given by the
observer denotes that the object slowly moved from the downtown Butler area
to the intersection of PA 8 and McCalmont Rd. From there the object moved
towards East Butler then back across Butler city towards the West. The entire
duration of this sighting lasted approximately 40 minutes.
9:05 PM - Several eyewitnesses reported that the police had a serious interest
in the object. Individuals who monitor public safety radio transmissions in and
around the Butler area report to BORU that police were dispatched to the tier
parking garage in Butler city to get a better look at the object. While at the
garage, officers reported looking at the object through binoculars and reporting
to the dispatcher. The dispatcher by her own admission over the radio reported
receiving numerous phone calls concerning the object. At approximately 9:10
PM , the object shot a beam of light at the officers on the roof of the tier parking
garage. The frenzied officers reported the unusual light beam back to the
9:15 PM - Several witnesses report seeing a triangular object shoot beams of
light toward the ground. The event was witnessed from a parking lot at a
shopping center near the near the intersection of PA 356 and PA 68.
12:00 AM - At this time, the police interest is immense. The object suddenly
reappears and is spotted by several individuals including police officers at the
intersection of PA 356 and North Duffy Rd. Witnesses report that the object
moved toward the West and disappeared over the Moraine State Park area.
3:00 AM - The object reappeared a third time and approximately 25 individuals
viewed the object from a restaurant on PA 356. Reports from several of the
witnesses state that the triangular-shaped object had bright white lights at each
corner and periodically moved slowly and hovered as it moved from a SW to NE
direction. The sighting lasted approximately 30 minutes.
Sept 11, 1996 - Butler Twp, PA Butler County: An individual reported seeing an
object hover over his neighbor's house for several minutes. The description of
the object was identical to the object seen the previous night. The sighting
occurred at 2:35 AM and the witness reported the sighting to the police shortly
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