Landing Witnessed

Sighting Basics

Case Number 57368
Log Number US-06252014-0020
Date Submitted 06/25/2014 08:03 UTC
Date of the Event 06/24/2012 11:45 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Subject observed large forest fire near his house; newspaper article pointed to witnesses describing a crashing UFO causing the blaze and an object being removed.
Tags disc ufo

Sighting Location

City Front Royal
Region Virginia
Country United States
Latitude 38.923487
Longitude -78.187825
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Unknown
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Unknown
Object Shape Unknown
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

VA State Director, Susan Swiatek, received an email (4/25/13) directly from the submitter, stating that a large forest fire had burned near his house in the summer of 2012. He later heard a fascinating rumor regarding the fire. It did not escape my notice that his email was from a Dept. of Homeland Security domain. His email stated the following: "A new family acquaintance brought up an interesting story that we had not heard previously. Last summer there was a forest fire in the Massanutten Range which falls under the National Park Service. It was quite close to our home so we were very aware of it over the weeks that it burned. We were told today that some witnesses saw a UFO descend into the range and initiate the fire. Several local volunteer fire departments, including our Rivermont Fire Department, were, apparently, prevented from entering the fire zone by federals. I have been a MUFON member since the Mid 90's and read the magazine religiously. I recall no mention of this. Was there ever any discussion of this event that crossed your path?" The gentleman wrote the email to me as promptly as he could, but unfortunately, it had already been over a year since the incident. In a subsequent email the witness pointed us to a local newspaper, the Warren County Report, Volume VII, Issue 14 �� Mid July, 2012. We were able to download a PDF of this paper with some effort: it is a huge 45 meg file. The UFO fire incident was given a front-page mention: "Earth, wind, fire - and sky? A tumultuous weather week. Did a UFO ��� unidentified falling object ��� start GW Forest fire?" The very long article was the feature article, starting on page 2. The article was a treasure trove of names, maps, etc. to begin researching this incident. Two FI's were asked to coordinate their efforts with Norm Gagnon, Star Team member: Phil Reynolds & Victor Rodriguez. And so the research began, and this ends the introduction by the State Director. ======================================


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