A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania witness reported an encounter with a fireball-like UFO that dropped a "robotic" object to the ground level, according to April 2, 2014, testimony in Case 55152 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness had walked to the alley at the back of her property to feed stray cats when the object was first seen about 9:15 p.m. on June 15, 2013.
"Since the object was fairly low-flying, I knew it wasn't a plane or balloon or other such easily-identified flying vehicle," the witness stated. "Plus, planes, etc. are not circular/orbs, nor do they glow a fiery, beautiful, bright orange color."
The witness watched as the object moved away, but apparently dropped something.
"As it flew away, it dropped ‘something’ out of it. I cannot tell if it dropped out or released its object on purpose, or the dropped object ‘crashed’ involuntarily into the neighbor’s tree in my back alley."
The witness described the object.
"The ‘dropped’ or ‘fallen out’ object was either black or dark gray. It was robotic I assume. I say this because it did something. Picture a black Jack-In-The-Box child’s toy. This dark object was not that much bigger than a Jack-In-The-Box, nor was it much different than one."
The witness described this fallen object's movements.
"As I watched the black object, a smaller—again for lack of better words—strobe-like or snake-neck-like object protruded from the middle of the original small black object that fell/crashed/dropped purposely into the tree. On the top of the 'neck' or 'snake-like neck' there was an eye. Not a real human eye, just something like a robotic eye. And therein lies my 15 minutes: Me watching the 'eye' watching me. I know it’s weird, but it is what it is. The 'eye' scope watched me for about 15 minutes."
After watching the object for 15 minutes, the witness ran inside to get her father, hoping that he might be able to witness the event. But when they returned outside, the object was gone.
"I’m so sorry to disappoint you by not being able to tell you how or when it 'flew' away."
The witness commented on the time she spent watching the object.
"I was mesmerized. I didn't move, sit to rest my feet, move my eyes off it, or anything for the whole 15 minutes. I was like, ‘locked-in-gaze’ with it."
The witness is curious if others have had a similar experience.
"I’d sure like to know if anyone’s had a similar experience."
No images or video were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on April 2, 2014. Harrisburg is the capital city of Pennsylvania, the county seat of Dauphin County, with a population of 49,673. Pennsylvania has a current UFO Alert Rating of 4 with a higher than average number of recent reports nationally. Pennsylvania had 20 UFO reports in March 2014 - the 7th highest reporting state - while California had 103 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.