Astronomer Reports Sighting A UFO That Warped Surrounding Air As It Whizzed Past His Property In Lebanon, Oregon

A witness in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, reports sighting a UFO that flew across his property in a suburban area. The mysterious object flew past the witness at tremendous speed, a few feet off and parallel to the ground. As it passed, the witness noticed to his astonishment that it generated a strange noise and a warping or distortion of surrounding air.

According to the testimony filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) as Case 77679 on July 14, 2016, the witness was standing outside his home with his wife on July 10 when a mysterious UFO flew across his suburban property about four feet off the ground.

The mysterious UFO flew between the reporting witness and his wife too fast for them to register its features, Open Minds TV reports.

“Something traversed between my wife and I about four feet off the ground that made an unidentifiable noise and the speed of which was extraordinarily fast,” the unnamed witness reported. “Neither of us place any credence in ‘aliens among us’ or visitations.”

What baffled the witness most was the ripple impact of the UFO on surrounding air as it zipped past. According to the witness, it made a strange noise and generated a distortion of surrounding air similar to what happens when the surface of a still or calm pool of water is disturbed.

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The witness identified as a physicist with a long career in the field of astronomy. He worked on Mauna Kea in Hawaii and managed a private observatory at his home equipped with a Meade 12-inch LX200 which he used to hunt for near-Earth objects.

His wife was an accountant who worked with a bank.

“Whatever it was created a distortion in the air between us for an instant,” the witness said in his report to MUFON. “We live in a suburban area and our residence is surrounded by a fir forest.”

He described the surrounding area, saying there was a 150-meter tall hill on his property about 50 meters away.

“To the right of me from whence ‘it’ came is a 150-meter-tall hill about 50 meters away which we also own,” he said.

The UFO whizzed past so fast that he was unable to give any description of it. But he was certain it was not a bullet because it came from the direction of the 50-meter hill. He insisted there was no way that a bullet coming from the direction of the hill could have flown parallel to the ground as the mysterious UFO did.

He also noted that the environment was very quiet and that he and his wife did not hear any sound that could be ascribed to firearms discharge.

He emphasized he owned a gun and that he was familiar with the report of firearms.

“Aside from the noise of the event there was absolutely no report one might ascribe to the discharge of a firearm,” he said. “Our area is for the most part dead quiet. If it were a bullet, etc., ‘it’ would have to be able to climb a 150-meter-tall hill, go over the top, and then descend to our level and go absolutely parallel to the ground between us.”

The witness said he had never seen or experienced anything as baffling. The incident frightened him but also aroused his curiosity.

He thought about it for a long time but was unable to share the experience with anyone. As a scientist, the sighting contradicted his world view.

However, he finally shared the experience with a friend who encouraged him to report to MUFON.

“I have yet to see anything unexplainable either here or on top of Mauna Kea,” he remarked. “Having said that, the event my wife and I witnessed not only frightened us, but left us with profound curiosity as to its origin.”

“The distortion in the air between us looked as if we were looking through water. The noise was subtle, but unlike anything we have ever heard.”

MUFON said its representative in Oregon was investigating the incident.

This is not the first time that a witness with a scientific background has reported to MUFON a baffling UFO sighting.

The Inquisitr reported in March, a strange MUFON case involving a scientist who worked as a contractor with the U.S. Department of Defense.

The witness reported in Case 74282 that he sighted a “blue plasma” UFO.

The witness, who chose to remain anonymous, but was rated by MUFON investigators as “highly credible” due to this professional background as an electromagnetic and laser systems expert, told MUFON investigators that on August 28, 2013, he sighted in a wooded area while hunting in Ontario Canada, a barbell- or telephone receiver-shaped UFO (see YouTubes below).

He and his hunting companions spotted the bright UFO at 9:40 p.m., about 400 feet away and at a height of about 175 feet. The diameter of the barbell ends was about 60 feet and thickness about 21 feet.

He described the glow of the UFO as “coherent light” and emphasized that he could tell from his training as a laser expert that it was not “focused laser” but “defocused” laser. He also said it looked like it was “made out of a forged piece of mercury.”

The witness was puzzled about the design, construction and propulsion mechanism of the UFO.

The UFO flew away before he could film it but he was able to register an “electromagnetic signature” from it.

He declined to say it was of extraterrestrial origin. He speculated instead that it could be a Pentagon black project craft. But he admitted he was not aware that any government agency was working on such a craft.

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