Three Pennsylvania witnesses near Johnstown reported watching three very bright lights that rose up over the trees at the top of a nearby mountain in a triangle formation about 9:50 p.m. on July 17, 2012, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The three had just stepped outside onto a deck when the lights were first noticed.
“We first noticed them because they were so bright and were moving very slowly,” the reporting witness stated. “Once they got a few hundred feet above the trees they began to rotate in a clockwise manner while staying hovering.”
Shortly the hovering lights began to move north.
“After about 45 seconds of rotating, the objects began to move north along the top of the mountain. At this point they were still in the triangle formation and still rotating. After they moved about 500 yards, the objects broke formation and moved into a straight line. This is when I realized it must be multiple objects.”
The witness said the objects appeared to be silent.
“We live in a valley and it is very easy to hear aircraft, but they were making no noise.”
Then the objects began to fade.
“After they moved into a straight line the objects stopped and hovered once again and then they began to fade away. After fading they would appear again and then fade. They did this a few times and then vanished.”
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on July 18, 2012.Johnstown is in Cambria County, PA, 70 miles east of Pittsburgh, population 20,978.
Pennsylvania is a current UFO ALERT 3 rating, with a high number of UFO sightings nationally. Pennsylvania had 36 reports in May 2012 – the 3rd highest reporting state while California had 84 reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
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The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Pennsylvania MUFON State Director John Ventre investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
PA, July 17, 2012 – Triangular formation rotating clockwise then changing to strait line heading north Johnstown PA. MUFON Case 40899.
I had gone out to smoke a cigarette on the deck at about 9:50pm on July 17, 2012 with my roommate and his wife. We were sitting and talking when across the river at the top of the mountain 3 large very bright lights rose up over the trees at the top of the mountain directly east of our house. We first noticed them because they were so bright and were moving very slowly. Once they got a few hundred feet about the trees they began to rotate in a clockwise manor staying hovering. At this point i began to realize that this was not any technology that we have or would be present in the area. After about 45 seconds of rotating the objects began to move north along the top of the mountain. At this point they were still in the triangle formation and still rotating. After they moved about 500 yards the objects broke formation and moved into a strait line. This is when i realized it must be multiple objects. We live in a valley and it is very easy to hear aircraft but they were making no noise. After they moved into a strait line the objects stopped and hovered once again and then they began to fade away. After fading they would appear again and then fade. They did this a few times and then vanished. I spent the whole time watching this on the deck and i felt very nervous and shocked at what i was witnessing. I did some research and found that very similar sightings have been reported in Irwin Pa not to far from Johnstown.