"Huge" UFO may have caused strange behavior in witnesses
A couple in southern Delaware reported a strange encounter with a "huge disc" flying over their home in January, 2013.
The unnamed husband and wife were home watching television in the family room of their Sussex County home at 7 PM on January 23, 2013.
The wife, who earlier this month reported the incident to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) said she walked three rooms over to their living room to have a smoke, as her husband is a nonsmoker.
As she sat down, she heard what sounded like voices outside their home but soon realized the sound was of an owl. The witness found it odd, as they had never heard or seen an owl in the 20 years that they lived in the neighborhood.
As she listened, the owl hoots become numerous, only sounding off one at a time, but from all directions around their home.
She got up and walked to the window to see where the owls were. As she looked outside and into the darkness, the hooting stopped.
The witness walked back to the family room where her husband was, and the hooting sounds resumed.
She returned to the family room and saw that her husband had muted the TV sound and was looking out the window, and told her that he had also heard the odd sounds. She noticed that her husband appeared to be alarmed by what her was hearing.
The husband grabbed a flashlight and stepped outside to investigate. The wife stayed inside and returned to the living room to watch through the window. When she did not see her husband outside, she returned to the family room and saw him already coming back inside.
The wife reported that her husband "seemed frustrated and agitated, and stammered, 'Those things are long gone!'"
His statement startled her, because he never took more than a few steps onto the back patio, and did not walk around to the front of the home where the sounds seemed to be originating from.
A "huge disc" directly over the house.
Disappointed, the wife returned to the living room, left the lights off and listened for the hooting. She, "peered out the living room door and saw a "huge disc" moving very slowly right above their home toward the East. She described the UFO as having "lights randomly blinking red, blue yellow and green!"
She returned to the family room to tell her husband who appeared at that point to be completely uninterested and had resumed his TV viewing. The wife looked out of the same sliding glass door that her husband had just used to look outside only moments earlier, and spotted the craft "quietly gliding, well, creeping along over the field next to our house."
She also reported seeing what looked like "small airplanes buzzing around it." She grabbed a pair of binoculars for a closer look. She felt as though she was fumbling with the binoculars as she removed the lens caps and could not focus on the object as she looked through them.
The wife reported that she then suddenly felt, "Extremely fatigued and had to go sit down."
As she continued to watch the UFO through the glass doors, she asked her husband if he wanted to the see the craft. The husband snapped, "NO!"
The witness said, "That was it. We said no more and forgot about it."
Original (unedited) witness report:
Some time during the last week of this past Jan. during the evening, my husband and I were sitting in our family room watching TV. I decided to go to the living room to have a cigarette as my husband doesnt smoke. The living room is in a different section of the house separated by three walls and 3 doorways. I was sitting in a chair in the southeast corner of the house with 2 windows to my left and to the right and also a door to the right. There was a lamp on to my left as well as a dim light across the room near the door going back in the direction of the family room.
I heard what I thought were voices but then realized it was An owl! We have lived here for 20 years and have never seen or heard any owls here! Their hoos were, it seemed coming from all sides and were only hooing one at a time. Example: from right, HOO-HOO..HOO,,,HOO..Hoo, from left, HOO, HOO... Hoo.. Hoo and so on.
Marveling at the loudness of the HOOs and the seemingly numerous Owls that had popped in for a visit, I went to the windows to see if I could pinpoint the locations. When I looked out into the darkness, they stopped, then I walked away toward the family room and they gave another series of HOOs. I entered the family room where I found my husband looking toward a large window somewhat at alert and with the volume muted on the TV. I told him what I heard and he said he heard them as well. I observed his body language more closely and determined that he was rather alarmed and startled which I found satisfying as I felt the same.
We seemed to both de at the same time to go out with a flashlight to investigate but I stayed behind and walked quickly back to the living room to watch his progress. I didnt see him so I came back to the family room and he was already coming back through the sliding glass door.
He seemed frustrated and agitated and stammered, "Those things are long gone!" I was quite startled because he had never progressed any farther than a few steps onto the patio. He had never gone all the way around to the front of the house where the sounds came from.
I was disappointed so I went back to the living room without turning on lights this time to try to hear them again. I peered out the living rom door and I saw a huge disc in the sky barely moving coming straight from over our house going east! It had lights randomly blinking red, blue yellow and green!
I went back to the family room and told my husband, he seemed totally uninterested and was watching TV again! I looked out the sliding glass doors that he had just a few moments ago re-entered and the craft was still quietly gliding, well, creeping along over the field next to our house!
I thought how odd was because it seemed that there were small airplanes buzzing around it! I thought it would be in the news or something but never wAS. aNYWAY, I GRABBED A PAIR OF BINOCULARS AND SEEMED TO BE FUMBLING A BIT TRYING TO GET THE CAPS OFF. I LOOKED AT THE CRAFt and it was not focusing.
I was suddenly extremely fatigued and had to go sit down. I glanced out the door and could still see it and asked my husband if he didnt want to see the UFO, he said, "NO!". That was it. We said no more and forgot about it.