A Vermont family at St. Albans watched and videotaped a disc-shaped object for about one minute before it quickly disappeared, according to testimony from Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Case 47246 recently closed as an Unknown.
The May 6, 2013, sighting included witness testimony and a short video.
"I was sitting in my yard at approximately 10 p.m. with my family enjoying the beautiful weather when a large, lighted object caught my eye," the reporting witness stated. "I was facing west and this thing was coming from the south heading north. My son, daughter, neighbor and husband saw it and we were able to take pictures and video. The object was so slow and low and made no noise and lasted long enough that we all had enough time to get our phones on it."
The witness believes that the object was intelligently controlled.
"It definitely moved in a very controlled manner. It was in our view for approximately one minute. It seemed to be slowly ascending and then sped up and then it was gone as if it was never there."
The case video can be downloaded here.
St. Albans is in Franklin County, VT, population 6,392. Case 47246 is one of 75 May 2013 cases now closed by MUFON investigators as an Unknown. Vermont is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Vermont had 5 reports in August 2013 - the 38th highest reporting state while California had 97 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. Vermont MUFON State Director John Ventre with the case field investigator has closed this report as an Unknown. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.