UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 43728
Log Number US-11052012-0022
Date Submitted 11/05/2012 07:00 UTC
Date of the Event 11/05/2012 05:02 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary 4 amber cigar shaped lights hovering in sky at PA/DE state line during rush hour commute
Tags lights ufo photo

Sighting Location

City Boothwyn
Region Pennsylvania
Country United States
Latitude 39.830112
Longitude -75.441584
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 Stationary
Object Shape Cigar
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

I was driving home from work from Philadelphia, PA to New Castle, DE at about 5:02 pm on 11/5/12 when I noticed a light in the sky I was on I-95 heading shouth at about the Chichester Ave. exit. At first, I thought I was seeing an optical illusion, what looked like a break in a cloud, but it was far too uniform in shape. It was cigar shaped, bright amber and at a 45 degree angle like this: / I blinked to refocus my eyes, thinking next that maybe I was seeing a shooting star or some sort of meteorite. When I looked up again I saw 3 more objects. They were all angled in the same orientation, all stationary, and with a consistent and constant light. I continued to watch the sky as I was driving and they did not appear to move. 3 were off to the right with the closest one at about the treeline and the other appearing further off in the distance toward the direction of the Brandywine Creek State park and seeming to be higher in the sky. The 4th was off ot the left, more in the direction of the Delaware River. I continued to keep my eyes on the objects as I continued on I-95 South. When I forked off onto 495 South, I began to lose sight of the objects due to my shift in direction. I thought I had lost sight of them, when I realized that there was one in the far distance. I could barely make it out. I did see distinct airplane lights flashing after seeing the objects, but since I was headed in the direction of the New Castle Airport, I figured it was a regular flight. By 5:12 pm, I had lost sight of all of the objects. I am a very logical and rational person and I have NEVER had an expeience so distinct as this to warrant my filing a report. I called the National UFO Reporting Center hotline about 1/2 way into the event, gave the brief description and was encouraged to file the report when I got home. Unfortunately, I was not comfortable pulling over on the freeway to take photos during rush hour traffic. I was at an event about a year ago where MUFON was mentioned, and that's what triggered me to file my report here as well.


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