A Pennsylvania truck driver reported watching and videotaping a hovering UFO shining light beams to the ground as he drove along U.S. Route 15 four or five miles south of PA Route 44 about 8 p.m. on February 17, 2014, according to testimony in Case 54134 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness first noticed the object as two bright white lights in the sky.
"They were probably about a mile and-a-half to two miles away when I first saw them," the witness stated. "Maybe even slightly farther. I thought it was an aircraft that had taken off from Montoursville Regional Airport heading south. But as I drove further, I realized the lights were not moving."
The witness described the lights.
"I would describe them as very bright white, large-looking headlights. They appeared to be pointing towards the river, as a beam projected from them straight down. I would guess the beam only projected about 25-40 feet from the craft, which was around 600-800 feet above the river."
While the sighting lasted between three and four minutes, the witness felt as though he was somehow influenced as an observer.
"I slowed my speed from 55-60 to low 40s once I realized the object was not moving. The truck seemed to drive itself as I got 'lost' watching this. This may sound odd, but I had an overwhelming feeling that 'nothing was going on.' That's the best way I can describe how I felt."
The witness continued driving until finding a safe spot to pull over.
"In hindsight, I regret not pulling into the shoulder to film it. I was able to capture a 20-second iPhone5 video of it. The video is shaky because I was still driving and using elbows to steer. The object appears to be moving because the phone is bouncing everywhere. The object was definitely not moving though. When I pulled into the diesel station, trees and a ridge blocked any view I could have had."
The witness provided one map and one video clip with the MUFON report, which was filed on February 18, 2014. Watsontown is a borough in Northumberland County, PA, population 2,254. Pennsylvania has a UFO Alert Rating of 4 with a higher than average number of recent reports nationally. Pennsylvania had 20 UFO reports in January 2014 - the 9th highest reporting state - while California had 102 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 man-made. If Pennsylvania MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.