12-002-FB1 (Baltimore, MD)


Synopsis: On 6 Jan 12, at approximately 2100 hours, the witness of this investigation was returning to a hotel and saw a “strange object in the sky”. According to the witness, the object was circular, had two wings, and appeared to have a flickering amber light in its center. A second witness, who happened to be standing outside of the hotel, also saw the object in the sky. While the two witnesses discussed the object, another object, identical to the first, appeared and traveled west until it was no longer in sight.

Evidence Submitted: A sketch of the UFO.

Initial Action: This UFO investigation was opened as an FB1, a fly-by of a UFO that traveled in a straight line across the sky. Given the object of the sketch displayed a “flickering candle” and the object traveled west along with the wind, a type of Chinese lantern was likely the culprit.

Investigation and Findings:  The investigators traveled to Baltimore, MD and interviewed the first witness of this investigation. The sketch provided by the witness appeared to have a flame flickering in the center of the object. The object, according to the witness, moved in the same direction of the wind and at a speed consistent with the weather for that night. The object, therefore, was more than likely a type of Chinese lantern or similar object.

Object Details: A type of Chinese lantern.

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