FINAL REPORT DATE: 2016APR27
Field Investigator ID Number: Badge number 22995
Case Number: 74341
BGE Results: Total Certainty Index is 2.14%
Latitude / Longitude: 44.357328, -91.426483
Synopsis: Witness reported seeing “fifty objects… flashing lights all over the sky” and that they looked like “they were set in place but moved… because of the movement of the world.”
Object Description: The objects emitted / flashed or reflected light and seemed to appear star-like; they were reported as being between four and ten feet in size, and seemed to hover in place.
Witness Interview / Statements: was unsuccessful in establishing contact with the witness
Natural Phenomenon or Man Made: based on the witness’s description, the objects do not appear to be manmade. The only natural phenomenon which could account for this display would be the September Epsilon Perseids, a Class II meteor shower which occurred between September 5 and September 13 (peaking on September 10) on the year of this incident; however, this would not account for the reported size of the objects.
Sources: Google Maps, American Meteor Society
Weather Information: temperature was 59*F, with a dew point of 57.2*F and a humidity of 94%, with the barometric pressure at 30.015. The skies were clear with no clouds, no precipitation, and calm winds; visibility was at 10 miles. Information acquired from the wunderground weather archives.
Location: wooded to the east, with a small lake to the north north east of the sighting location, which is otherwise located within a suburban setting.
Evidence / Investigation: There was no evidence associated with this case.
Witness Credibility: With no established contact or exchange, there is little to nothing with which to base an opinion on the credibility of the witness; additionally, no information was provided on the initial report in regards to the witness’s personal history. As such, any opinion would be based solely on the witness’s description of the event.
Correlating Cases: No correlating cases were found at this time
Conclusions: In reviewing this case, it would be coincidental to say that this was part of the September Epsilon Perseids meteor shower instead of something of an extraterrestrial nature: the witness did not describe any visible trails or streaking across the sky, and he also reported the objects being between four and ten feet in size. However, the witness also reported that the objects were star-like, that they flashed, blinked, and emitted a beam (within the data fields of the report), and that they also exhibited a flight path due to the movement of the world while hovering. From reading the witness’s closing statement within the report, it is obvious that he experienced something that troubled him, but there are too many inconsistencies within the report as is to form any sort of educated opinion.