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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Flying Humanoid...or What?

I received the following account recently:

I happened upon a report on your blog from March 2010 that is very similar to something I witnessed.

I was traveling on a country road near my home in southern Ohio. This was in May 2014 during mid-day. As I approached a stop sign, I noticed an object floating a few feet above the road that reminded me of a vertical shrouded human body or a tightly wrapped mummy. It was all white in color but appeared to pulsate with light within. There were no wings or means of propulsion. The length was 8-10 ft., but it could have been larger. I had no reference in order to make a correct determination.

I stopped my car and watched this object for a few minutes. I did not get out of the car, simply because I had no idea what I was witnessing.

Then I noticed that it was swelling in size and slowly ascending. It continued to pick up speed, then shot straight up into the clouds. That was the last I saw of it.

Your report was the only reference I could find that matched the object.

NOTE: The witness added, after I made contact, that the object was completely still while it hovered above the roadway. Also that they noticed a 'ozone-like' odor during the encounter, even though the witness was in the car. The blog post the witness referred to is the following MUFON CMS report:

California - 3/3/10 - (unedited): I was in a friend's backyard and he suddenly starts telling me that he had been mowing his lawn and just by happenstance caught something out the corner of his eye. He looked up to see what he immediately called a Flying Man. He looked at it for 4-5 Secs and yelled out to his brother who was working with him to come quickly and see this thing. His brother ignored him. He ran over and dragged his brother to the spot. His brother could not see it and walked away. He watched for a few seconds and again went and dragged his brother to the spot at which time neither could see it. Viewed from it's left side and below, it was a 7' tall man in a Copper Colored fitted shell that was metallic looking reflective material. It was 1.30 pm in the afternoon, bright sunshine and mostly blue skies. The Flyer was ascending at a 35 degree incline at walking speed. From its elevation he thought it might have left the ground 30 secs prior. He estimates it was eighty feet away at about 30' elevation (right over a telephone poll he used for distance) and he had a clear unimpeded view. The flyer had a forward tilt, Ski Jumper attitude and was climbing slowly and silently.

The shape was immediately recognizable as a man wrapped in an aerodynamic shell. The hooded head and shoulders were smoothed together, the chest was large 3' plus across. It tapered down to what was obviously feet pointing down.

He really wasn't thinking about it too deeply because it didn't make sense to him. He had never heard about the Flying Humanoids and was relieved to have me give some credence to his account. His brother was non responsive to the whole affair and only after I told them about this phenomenon did he think his brother might have actually seen something. Which is strange because he was uncharacteristically being yelled at to come quickly. He said his brother was definitely worked up, instantly. We looked at a map and determined the starting point might well be a Big Church that takes up a large area.

He drew the Flyer and captured its simplicity. The brothers are keeping their eyes to the sky. - MUFON CMS

NOTE: Could the new report be classified as a flying humanoid? I'll leave that up to the readers. BTW...there have been supposed Mothman-like reports that described the being taking the same shape before unfurling it's wings. Lon

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