13-140-AN1 (San Francisco, California)

Date of Sighting: Summer of 1969 or 1970

Time of Sighting: Evening

Duration of Event: In total, approximately 30 minutes

Location of UFO: San Francisco, California, USA

Shape of Object: Saucer

UFO Report:  My friend, Rachel and I were sitting on the cement steps of a house that had burnt down on the small hill.

Rachel and I were talking when we noticed a strange light, moving erratically in the sky, across the San Bruno Mountains.  It would shoot straight up, stop suddenly (as the saying goes…stopping on a dime) and then shoot in a totally different direction.  The light kept up these movements for at least 5-10 minutes.  I remember saying to Rachel, “Look…..there’s an UFO”.  We watched its performance in awe until the UFO shot away.

We continued talking for quite some time (perhaps 30 minutes) after the experience when I had this over-whelming feeling that I needed to look up above me.  As I did, I saw a large, round disc, directly above Rachel and me.  It was so large, it obscured our view of anything else.  I felt if I raised my hand, I could touch it so I tried but it wasn’t as close as I had thought.  I noticed there were no marks, writing or seams on the disc.   It was completely smooth, burnt orange in color and totally silent.  I then heard Rachel start to scream.  At this time, unknown to us, both of our sisters, Jean and Yvonne and our friend, John, were on the street, in front of our house.  They heard our screams and thought we were being attacked. So they ran down the street and went behind the houses, only to be greeted with the sight of the burnt orange disc, hovering over Rachel and me.  I don’t really recall much else except all of a sudden, Jean, Yvonne and John were standing with us, underneath the disc.  Someone yelled for us to run and when I looked at Rachel, she was standing in place, running but not going anywhere.  I’ve seen this in cartoons but never in person.  John picked up Rachel and threw her over his shoulder and ran.  As we ran across the top of the small hill, the disc followed us, silently.  We could see figures moving inside the UFO via small openings in the middle of the UFO. We stopped at the section of the hill, which would have taken us back down into the street.  At this time, I told everyone I was going to go get binoculars so I ran down the hill, across the empty lot, and jumped the fence to the back of our house.  As I ran up the back stairs and I reached for the doorknob, I suddenly had this feeling that I wasn’t suppose to see them so I literally took my hand off of the doorknob as if it were hot to the touch.  I then turned around, ran down the stairs, jumped the fence and ran up the hill, back to my waiting friends and sister.  Jean asked me where the binoculars were and I said I couldn’t get them.  She seemed to accept that answer, even though it didn’t make sense then and certainly doesn’t make sense now.

We were still standing on the small hill, closer to the street with the burnt orange disc still hovering close by.   Then suddenly, the disc shot straight up and literally disappeared from sight.  The 5 of us just stood there  dumbfounded.

Later that evening, the 5 of us were still on the hill, trying to see if we could see the UFO again.  From the top of the small hill, we could see many of the streets.  We had a very good view of Mansell Street.  We noticed a  light coming down the street.  It was a single, bright light, going very, very slow.  We really weren’t sure what it was but I remember John saying he thought it was a motorcycle while I though it was a bicycle.  Whatever it was, it turned right on Bowdoin Street, which was a dead-end.  It stopped at the end of the street and shot straight up into the sky and disappeared from sight.  We never saw it or the UFO again.

Side note:  The next day, Jean asked her father, Howard Norville (now deceased), who worked at the San Francisco Airport as a TWA mechanic, if anyone reported lights in the sky on the evening of our encounter.  He told her no one had reported lights or anything unusual during the time we had our sighting.

I also found a report of someone else reporting a  light in the sky above San Bruno Mountains during the summer of 1970.  Not sure if it’s the same date and time as our sighting but it’s seems to fit what we saw and experienced.

13-103-AN1 (Lake City, SC)

Date of Sighting: 1976 or 1977

Time of Sighting: Around 11:30 p.m.

Duration of Event: 10 seconds

Location of UFO: Lake City, S.C.

Shape of Object: Saucer

UFO Report: I was 10 or 11 years old at the time.  I had a friend who spent the night with me at our home in Lake City.  We were in the den on the pull out couch and just started going to sleep, as everybody in the house was in bed with lights out.  My dog started barking at the patio door in the den where me and my friend were sleeping.  I went to the door to let her (my dog) out into the fenced in back yard.  That is when I saw a UFO hovering above the trees behind the back fence of our yard.  It was glowing white with dark window portals on the upper part of its body.  It was almost like it saw me (as if it knew I was watching it) as my dog ran towards it barking because after I looked at it a few seconds it moved to my right slowly along the path of trees in the woods and then shot into the air like warp speed in Star Trek at an angle into space.  I woke up my friend, parents and siblings shortly after the event. The UFO looked like two slim bowls (one upside down on top of the bottom one right side up).  The window portals were in the top part.  I was so close to it from my vantage point that I know UFO’s exist without any doubt.  It was too close of an encounter for it to be something that can be explained away.  And no, I wasn’t dreaming it happened.

Evidence Submitted: None

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  Historical case only.

Object Details: Unresolved.

13-092-AN1 (Colorado)

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Synopsis: According to the witness, she was in Colorado and took a photo of the sky while driving. The witness claims she did not see the UFO personally … the UFO was noticed while reviewing the photos.

Evidence Submitted: Original photos from an iPhone.

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings: This investigation was opened on 20 Oct  2013.

Object Details: TBD.

13-090-FB1 (Oklahoma)


Synopsis: According to the second-hand information, on 27 Sep 2013 at 1356 hours the witness of this investigation was west of Elk City, OK when he saw a UFO. The UFO hovered about 200 to 300 feet in the air,  shot straight up, did a 90 degree turn and disappeared. The primary reporter provided the photo to API to determine if the witness is attempting to hoax the UFO community.

Evidence Submitted: Photo from a Galaxy S3 smartphone.

Initial Action: Case opened as an FB1.

Investigation and Findings: This investigation was opened on 17 Oct  2013.

Object Details: After several email interviews with the witness, it was determined this case was a hoax. Case closed on 21 Oct 2013.

13-080-AN1 (Brooklyn, NY)


Synopsis: The witness of this investigation saw and took a photo of a strange black object in the sky over Brooklyn, NY. According to the witness, he has observed UFO phenomena over NYC for quite some time.

Evidence Submitted: A screenshot of a photo.

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings: This investigation is pending  – awaiting original photographs from the witness.

Object Details: TBD.

13-066-AN1 (Arizona City, AZ)


Synopsis: On 10 Jan 13, at 0800, witness was driving near Arizona City, AZ when he noticed a strange object in the horizon. The witness then used a camera to take a photo of an object that appeared in the shape of a classic “flying saucer”.

Evidence Submitted: Photo

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  Investigation complete. There was no indication on anything in this case but a perfect example of a lenticular cloud formation. There were no other objects or odd cloud sightings reported by UFO reporting databases from others in that area during that time frame. The “metallic” appearance mentioned by the WITNESS actually appears to just be the sun glinting off the cloud prominently. With no other evidence to the contrary, Investigator is confident closing this case as “Solved: Identified as classic lenticular cloud formation.”

Object Details: A lenticular cloud.


13-055-CE3 (Fort Worth/Dallas, TX)

Synopsis: Date TBD, witness contacted API claiming she is a lifelong experiencer. Witness, moreover, claimed seeing a UFO on multiple occasions, personally interacting with an alien race name the Zatans, and having been abducted on more than one occasion.

Evidence Submitted: Sketches pending.

Initial Action: Case opened as an CE3.

Investigation and Findings:  This investigation was closed due to investigation was not within the scope of API’s core mission.

Object Details: Closed and referred.

13-054-AN1 (Piqua, Ohio)


Synopsis: On 23 May 2013, witness was in her car in front of a school during a rain shower. After the rain stopped, the witness started taking photos of the sky. Upon review of the photos, witness noticed a “strange object” in one of the photos.

Evidence Submitted: Original photo.

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  Based on the information obtained,  two interviews with the witness,  and an examination of the submitted photographs (and a test photograph), this sighting is the result of precipitation on a dirty windshield.

Object Details: Natural Phenomena.