UFO Recogntion: Part II - Lights
By Bill Hamilton (email@example.com)
UFOs sometimes mimic aircraft lighting, but, more often
than not, have a lighting pattern that does not conform to FAA-regulated
lighting and thereby unusual lights can act as a marker of a possible
UFO. One exception to all the standard lights used by aircraft
is aircraft used for commercial enterprises. Light airplanes,
helicopters, and blimps will carry lighted signs or extra lights to
advertise a commercial product.
First, let us look at what the FAA requires of conventional
aircraft in terms of color and position of lights:
(c) Rear position light. The rear position light must
be a white light mounted as far aft as practicable on the tail or on
each wing tip. Each position light color must have the applicable International
Commission on Illumination chromaticity coordinates as follows:
Here is one description taken from a sighting in Ohio
in July: “The security guard said that the UFO had a solid yellowish
orange non-blinking light around the exterior of it, best described
as a circle with neon lighting all around it. There were also two additional
lights on the back of the object.”
Another report says: According to the witness, "I
was on Route 3 near Lowell and had just pulled onto 495 heading south.
It was around 1 a.m. I was alone in the car and (on) the highway. I
had just passed Exit 30 (the Ayer/ Leominster turnoff). Then the lights
hit me from behind. Blue lights. Very round, very close to the ground.
At first I thought it was a state trooper, but then the lights were
Another UFO had various color lights: Warwick
estimated that the UFO was "20 meters up, lights were blue, red,
yellow and orange. It was ten minutes in view," adding that he
felt "scared, excited, overwhelmed, maybe a bit disappointed because
they didn't stay to chat." (Many thanks to Diane Harrison of UFO
Network Australasia for this news story.)
Here is a report with various shapes and colors of
lights: MONTERREY - On November 14, 1999, a green Flying Triangle was
spotted over downtown Monterrey at 6:30 PM. Manuel Hernandez age 35
of Monterrey claims to have witnessed a UFO. He has been watching the
night sky for several weeks and spotted four UFOs. The biggest had a
triangle form and also has bright green lights. The location of this
UFO was near the Saddle Hill. The other UFOs had a saucer shape with
flashing red and blue lights. Thanks to World Wide UFO Reporting Center.
Many have wondered why UFOs would not travel in stealth
mode and not display lights at all. Just a cursory examination
of UFO sightings show that most UFOs exhibit eye-catching lights of
many colors as if they are intending to be seen. There have been
reports of witnesses signaling lighted UFOs with a flashlight or spotlight
and receiving a return signal from the UFO.
Colors and position of lights on aerial objects is an indicator of UFO recognition so the next time you see unusual lights please make a record and drawing of what you observed including color, position, and number of lights.
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