Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011

 

Indonesian UFO Case Review
A General Review of BETA UFO’s 2011 Compiled Reports

 

 

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Frontispiece: Photograph of a Crop Circle formation that occurred in Berbah District, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region, in January 2011.

   

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Contents
Overview ................................................................................................................................................ 4  Key Patterns ...................................................................................................................................... 4  Analysis  .................................................................................................................................................. 5  Types of sightings ............................................................................................................................  5  Regional Distribution ......................................................................................................................  10  SVP Rating ...................................................................................................................................... 11  Conclusion ........................................................................................................................................... 12  Annex A1 - Reported Sightings of UFO and UFO-related Phenomena in Indonesia - 2011 . 13  Annex A2 – Unclear UFO Sightings/Related Phenomena Reports – 2011 .............................. 35  Annex A3 – IFOs and Hoax in Indonesia - 2011 ...........................................................................  37  Annex B – Photographs ....................................................................................................................  39  Annex C – Vallee’s Data Classification System ............................................................................  41  BETA UFO contact list  .......................................................................................................................  43 

                     
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This report is collated and written for BETA UFO by Andyono M. (BETA UFO associate researcher). All analysis and conclusions presented in this report, unless specified otherwise, is the responsibility of the report writer.

 

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Overview
The following report comprised 100 cases of reported UFO sightings & related phenomena collected throughout the year 2011 by The BETA UFO group 1 . The data is collected from various reports coming in through the group’s mailing list; website and social media pages as well as from direct/second hand testimonies received privately by researchers/investigators associated with the group. As it was with previous reports, one major constraint in the 2011 data collection lies with the fact that it might very well represent only a small portion of all UFO sightings that took place in the country throughout the year. It has been noted from time to time that people do tend to report cases through other means than BETA UFO. A significant number of reports also tend to come up years after it happened as people are reluctant to talk or don’t know who to share their sighting experience with. The major aim of the analysis is still to provide a general outlook of the country’s sighting data that can function as a stepping stone for more detailed future studies. Of particular interest is the outlining of significant patterns within the compiled data and the comparison of these annual patterns. As it has been with previously made reports, the data analysis presented is focused on three main features that are considered to be a quite basic and simple approach in UFO sighting data analysis. The three features are: • • • types of sightings regional distribution of sightings SVP rating measurement.

Key Patterns
Several significant patterns found in the 2011 data are presented below. These key patterns are considered to be significant based on comparison with the 2010 compiled data as well as older data available in the BETA UFO database.

The number of reported sightings has increased substantially from 50 cases in 2010 to 100 cases in 2011. The increase still appeared to denote increased awareness of the UFO phenomenon among the general public that has been developing since 2009. It also appeared to indicate a real increase of actual UFO phenomenon occurring in 2011. One UFO-related phenomenon that has captivated the country’s attention and imagination in 2011 is the crop circle formation. Three of such formations appeared in rural Central Java Province in January, and were investigated by BETA UFO as well as scientists from a local university and government agencies. Although the phenomenon has remained an unresolved controversy, it has continued to stir public and media interest on the subject of UFOs and UFO-related phenomena across the country.                                                               
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 The data compiling was begun in late 2011 and finished by August 2012. The latest revised version (as presented in Appendix A1 & A2) was finished in November 2012. Revision was mostly made on details of the reports. BETA UFO itself is a network of various organizations/groups interested in the study of the UFO phenomenon in Indonesia. The primary groups involved to date are BETA UFO and UFONESIA.

in January 2011. The hoax was done in the form of a recent crop circle formation. As many as 69% of the UFO & UFO-related phenomena cases reported in 2011 were from Java Island. These are cases that do not easily fit into any known natural explanation or phenomena. As it was in 2010. As it was in 2010. a phenomenon that had captivated the country’s attention and imagination earlier in the year. the year’s reported sightings identified as natural phenomena (IFO) have decreased to 3 cases. Despite the relatively low number of known/reported cases the incident appear to reiterate past assessment that continuous perpetration of hoaxes might become a persistent pattern in UFO sightings/related phenomena reporting in the country. including man-made technologies and their resultant effects. At second place. the cities of Jakarta and Denpasar. black sun effect and smudged lens) and probable ordinary airplanes. 2011 saw 5 reports of this specific sighting. In the urban areas. once again. These were analyzed as actual misidentification of optical/photographic effect (i. While 2010 saw 4 sightings. one reported sighting case has once again been identified as a hoax in 2011.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 5  A slight increase is noted in the number of reported triangular shaped objects sightings for 2011. just as it was in 2010.e. second and third positions in terms of sighting numbers are still occupied respectively by the AN category (39 cases/39%) and the MA category (15 cases/15%). This significant increase might be triggered by the highly publicized finding of crop circle formations in Central Java. without major changes of multiple parameters within the circumstances of each case. The data also. Coming at second place (39 . A noted change is identified in the sub-regional data distribution. the number also showed over 20% increase of reports coming in from the region compared to a 42% recorded in 2010.  Analysis Types of sightings The majority of reported UFO sighting cases compiled in 2011 (42 cases/42%) consisted of FB type phenomenon (See Figure 1). Although still fitting the pattern of 2009 and 2010. The SVP rating for reported cases compiled in 2011 showed that most of them (35 cases/35%) falls within the ‘hard to explain’ category. The data also shows relatively consistent pattern as it was in 2009 and 2010. now figured quite prominently as areas with a lot of UFO sighting reports (each with 10 [10%] and 5 [5%] cases respectively). a slight change has taken place as reports coming in from Sumatra and Bali Islands are now tied in the same place (8 cases/8% for each region). show continuing increase in the number of cases involving site visitation by people who are either familiar with/a reliable investigator of the UFO phenomenon (from 3 cases in 2010 to 10 in 2011). Contrary to 2010 data. whereas the majority of reports came from witnesses in Java Island. Meanwhile. The majority of reported sightings compiled in 2011 (42 cases/42%) involved an FB type phenomenon. just as it was in 2009 and 2010. the majority of cases (72%) are now reported from the suburban/country areas.

As the data showed. Table-2 lists the many different descriptions and circumstances revealed by witnesses in the data compiled for 2011. One case of particular interest is when an object is reported to have appeared and disappeared abruptly.95%). this would also actually encompass two other case (Case No 16 and 26) where multiple objects were sighted together. . Table-1 lists the various. Back in 2010. as well as changing their shapes midair.82%) are objects sighted as being grouped together in specific formation. Meanwhile. At second place (5 cases/12. followed shortly afterwards by the appearance of a strange low-flying plane. making the total into 7 cases (17. the pattern now seemed to have evolved. still in the same annual pattern seen in 2010. the sighting of objects that are grouped together did constitute a notable pattern emerging in the compiled data. the AN category cases filed in 2011 mostly involves groups of lights/objects with bright lights with a fairly rich and differing details (such as the types of colors and/or movement seen during the sighting). Figure 1 – Types of Sightings in 2011 50 40 30 20 10 0 FB (42) AN  (39) IFO/HOAX (4) MA (15) Standing for a sub-category of sightings where unidentified objects are seen ‘flying by’ through the sky. but never in the extent of appearing as a major pattern in the sighting group. with a total of 5 cases (29.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 6  cases/39%) is the AN category that comprises anomalies such as amorphous lights and unexplained explosions/sounds/ground impressions. the FB category encompassed in the 2011 report reveals intriguing data with colorful ‘details’. As underlined above. With a slight difference in detail. In third place. some of which also shown peculiar movements. colorful descriptions that comprised the FB1 classification in this report. quite significantly.51%) involved brightly-lit objects sighted with a specific shape (sphere-like/circular/oblong etc). Some of the objects sighted (as it was with the 2009 and 2010 data) are reported to be appearing and disappearing out of nowhere. significant portion of the AN cases in 2011 (8 cases/20. The BETA UFO database in 2010 has seen cases of grouped objects.41%) reported. and in a formation. is the MA category (15 cases/15%) that stands for sightings of objects displaying disrupted trajectories (maneuvers).

54. 85.[71] 19.69.14.53.4d.[47].40.11.77 33.5e.[24].[60].[57]. 47.60. 6.66.72 30 25.54. The crop circle formations appeared in rural Central Java Province.6f [9]. [40] [41].36 56 59 [59] 19 24. 66.37.44 [6].[19].73. followed shortly afterwards by the appearance of a strange low-flying plane Moving in a zigzag pattern Followed by a trail Flying by horizontally Changed shape/form No information given Total Flight Trajectory To the East To the South North West North East North to South West North to South South to North East to West West to East No information given 1 Case No.20.7g 42 (42%) 3 1 1 0 [1] 1 5 1 2 2 26 6.[34]. 73.6f.[41]. and were investigated by BETA UFO as well as scientists from a local university and government agencies.41.85 [6].75.[33].71.47.34.4d.49. 5e.69 7.9.87.36.77 [19].60.25. [69].53.9.55. 34.[62] 41. 57.38. The phenomena have become a captivating issue for the country’s attention and imagination throughout 2011.55.24. 7g Total 42 (42%) One significant change in the AN data group is of course the inclusion of crop circle phenomena in it.59 30 1 [2] 1 [2] 1 [2] 1 [3] 6 [8] 38.71.[24].87 14.33.49.65.11. .57.62 7. 72.44. it has continued to stir public and media interest on the subject of UFOs and UFO-related phenomena up until now.40. Despite remaining an unresolved controversy. in January.65.75.[85] 20.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 7  Table-1 FB Descriptions Description Frequency Movement Characteristics Fast/very fast/in tremendous 8 speed 4 Slow 3 Hovering 5 [7] Without a sound 1 [2] Completely engulfed in bright 6 [7] light/brightly lit In a certain formation 4 [12] Flying by Appeared and disappeared abruptly.62.37.56.

83 32 35 52 70 78 82 1a As it was in 2010.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 8  Table-2 AN Descriptions Description Frequency Group of lights. Four separate objects each with three 1 lights shining form the sides. Unknown object caught in picture while photographing other object in 1 the sky.84.13.42.8h 2 8.46 16 17 18 23 26 27. all of the reports denote maneuvers that defy any ‘literally natural’ explanation (i. . 1 Small black dots seen in the skyline. Total 39 (39%) Case No.39. with a specific shape (sphere8 like/circular/oblong etc).28. colorful and/or 6 alternating illumination.3c 10. came closer to witnesses and appears in the shape of 1 an ‘X’.22 12.58. A disc-shaped object with pyramid-like 1 upper part. the cases reported in this category gave a clear indication of apparent intelligent control of the sighted objects. 1 Objects in the sky. Again. Unknown object shaped like a ball.80. 1.88) is of particular interest as it appears to have involved a rather close up sighting of disc-shaped objects that is quite rarely reported. and purple lights A blue and red pulsating light. star-like light. 1 A light that appeared to ‘retracts’ away 1 from the witness.79. Unknown objects that were not noticed until photographs of them were 3 processed Crop Circle formations 4 Multiple objects in formation 1 Triangular shaped object sighted in a 1 stationary position. some of which appear to be grouped in specific formation 5 and/or display peculiar movements. as it was in 2010. the MA category again showed descriptions as ‘colorful’ as the other categories. with the absence of a controlling system). Unknown bright object with a 1 humming sound.e. and descended slowly to the 1 ground. 43. disc-shaped object. One of the cases (Case No.76. One or more bright objects.29.64. 67.15. displaying maneuvers and alternating 1 speed.2b. Overall. A green. Amorphous red light that appeared annually. Round.45. distinguished only by their bright.

1 and made a zigzag maneuver. A group of red and purplish lights that changed formation several times before 1 breaking up and disappearing from view A spherical object sighted moving North before turning suddenly towards 1 the witness and maneuvered away out in tremendous speed. for a commercial advertisement Table-3 MA Descriptions Description Frequency Two red lights flying in a circular motion. Interestingly. disc-shaped object. A single light moved between stars. and leaving behind a burst of green light. the hoax is fund out to be an attempt of exploiting increased public interest on crop circle phenomenon. A white. 1 while being sighted for almost 3 hours. A ‘planet-like’ object flying slowly North 1 East. Three different objects reported to have come near to land. one possible case of misidentified natural or man-made object. The IFO entries involved 2 cases of misidentified optical effect. before finally making a sharp 1 turn upwards. and one case that appeared to constitute an effort at creating a hoax. 3 4 5 21 31 48 50 51 61 63 68 74 . in a zigzag trajectory. south to north. A multi-colored object was seen moving left and right in the air and appeared to descend at one point 1 before moving away from the witnesses’ line of sight A yellowish-orange light flew straight. A pulsating red and blue light that was supposedly seen making slow turning 1 and up-down maneuvers in the skies above a mountain. as if highlighting the stars’ relative 1 positions and creating a line of light connecting them. A triangular-shaped object with colorful lights flew quite high across the sky. One of the objects 1 was reported to be coming down in a crash-like motion. Six round and brightly shining objects making circular maneuvers in the sky.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 9  Reports coming in for 2011 also included some cases that have been assessed as Identified Flying Objects (IFO) and HOAX entries. Case No. that appeared to moved about from one 1 position to another. before stopping midair 1 for a few seconds.

the . The object vanished from view as it moved into higher altitude. The object was also 1 reported to stop mid-air for about 15 seconds before disappearing from view. This significant increase might be triggered by the highly publicized finding of crop circle formations in Central Java. 81 86 88 In continuation of last year’s format change. Regional Distribution   Figure 2 . this year’s report also includes cases regarded as ‘unclear’ due to lack of information (as can be seen in Annex A2). In the urban areas. with colorful lights on its perimeter and a 1 bright light coming from underneath. Although still fitting the pattern of 2009 and 2010. A bus-sized. Total 15 (15%) Case No.Regional Distribution 1% 1% 1% 8% 7% 3% Sulawesi 8% 2% Sumatera Kalimantan Bali NTB NTT Maluku 69% Exact loc. shaped like a trident. the majority of cases (72%) are now reported from the suburban/country areas. as well as possible efforts at perpetrating hoaxes. this year’s compiled data showed that a predominant number of cases (69 entries/69%) were reported from Java Island. disc-shaped object. Object suddenly speed up and disappeared as witness tried to get a closer view. compared to 5 cases in 2010. A noted change is also identified in the sub-regional data distribution. with two of the prongs slightly 1 bended almost like a helicopter landing skids. a slight change has taken place as reports coming in from Sumatra and Bali Islands are now tied in the same place (8 cases/8% for each region). in January 2011. Contrary to 2010 data. It is interesting to note that here the number of cases filed has actually increased to 9. unknown Java As it was in 2009 and 2010. A strange object moving vertically and horizontally in the sky. These cases represent the growing number of reports that seemed to indicate a strange reluctance to reveal more details to honest inquiries by BETA UFO researchers. the number also showed over 20% increase of reports coming in from the region compared to the 42% recorded in 2010. sighted hovering without a sound at about the height of a coconut tree. At second place.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 10  Table-3 MA Descriptions Description Frequency A bluish object moving in tremendous speed and zigzagging maneuver Northbound.

This marks a significant increase compared to only 3 cases in 2010 and 2 cases in 2009. now comprises West Java Province (17 cases/24. Overall. the composition have changed quite a bit compared to 2010. Apart from West Java Province.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 11  cities of Jakarta and Denpasar. or is a reliable investigator of the UFO phenomenon. as underlined in 2010 report. that also create even more peculiarities that needed –rather than provided. Table-5 SVP Rating and Frequency Rating Frequency Category 001 2 002 4 003 8 004 1 100 3 101 6 104 10 102 20 103 35 130 1 132 1 203 1 323 3 230 1 333 2 433 2 Total 100 (100%) SVP data for 2011 shows 10 cases that involved site visitation by a person who is familiar with the UFO phenomenon. The data also. the three regions with the most reported cases in 2011. these included cases where the possibility of ordinary aviation technology misidentified as UFOs. Alterations.94%). are taken into account while still acknowledging the fact that such a chance would need major alterations of the sighting circumstances. without major changes of multiple parameters within the circumstances of each case. in turn. once again. These are cases that do not easily fit into any known natural explanation or phenomena. when the capital city of Jakarta still figures prominently as the second most prolific source of sighting reports. show continuing increase in the number of cases involving site visitation by people who are either familiar with/a reliable investigator of the UFO phenomenon (from 3 cases in 2010 to 10 cases in 2011).29%) and Yogyakarta Special Region (11 cases/15. including manmade technologies and their resultant effects. The compiled 2011 reports also showed 20 cases where natural explanations would require major alteration of one or several parameters (category 102).more answers.64%). The rising number of site visitation denotes BETA UFO’s ongoing effort to gather first hand field . In Java Island. now figured quite prominently as areas with a lot of UFO sighting reports (each with 10 and 5 cases respectively). for example. SVP Rating SVP rating assessed for the data compiled in 2011 showed that most of them 35 cases/35%) falls within the ‘quite hard to explain’ category (category 103). Central Java Province (14 cases/20.

in January 2011. in 2011. marked the group’s growing reputation as an organization trusted to provide clarification of issues regarding alleged UFO phenomena. as stated in 2010.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 12  data of reported sighting cases. The finding of crop circle formations in Central Java. Of even greater significance is the fact that it has also attracted the interest of mainstream local scientists. It also. significant changes emerging in the pattern of information collected throughout 2011. has also played an important part of peaking the public’s interest on the subject across the country. One such direction that have yet to be explored. obviously. It remains to be seen if the local scientific community will eventually develop some level of continuous cooperation with UFO study groups such as BETA UFO. The crop circle phenomena also marked a new development in local UFO investigation. as a ‘nonissue’. with the involvement of mainstream scientist in its investigation. Although formal authorities and mainstream media continues to treat the phenomena. in 2011. and is of particular interest. there is also. would be the research as to why Central Java (and some other alleged regions across the country) witnessed the appearance of major crop circle formations. A general assessment of the year’s compiled data shows that public attention and interest on the subject has continued to grow.                         . As underlined in the 2010 report. and the subject of UFO. the interest that the crop circle formations have triggered from the scientific community appears to have slowly changed public perception about how ‘real’ the phenomena really is. the patterns would certainly help to point further research of the phenomena into clearer or more intriguing directions. rather than just layman speculations. Delving into the more intrinsic aspect of the data. Conclusion Some fairly significant changes are obviously emerging in the overall picture of the monitoring and studying of UFO phenomena in the country.

Bandung City. 2. The strange light is also said to have ‘occurred’ at least 7 times during the course of the night (around 11 PM until midnight). Depok Municipality. Sukasari District. No further details were disclosed to BETA UFO regarding the claim.Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011   Annex A1 . Locals appear to believe that the phenomenon. before descending slowly to the ground and disappeared behind nearby tree lines. MA1 103                                                               The classification refers to the system of classification expounded by Jacques Valle. although it remains unclear what locally. West Java Province midnight. known locally as the ‘sinar situ gugur sawangan’. The object is said to be sighted for about 5 minutes. is a supernatural one. Central Sulawesi Province. and is a phenomenon said to take place repeatedly every year. AN1 104 1 January Bedahan Sub-district.Reported Sightings of UFO and UFO-related Phenomena in Indonesia . 1 January Gegerkalong Subdistrict.types from 5 major types (AN for Anomaly. during the peak of the new year’s eve fireworks. Sawangan District.perceived significance has been attributed to the appearance of the lights. Time and Location 1 January Palu City.  2 . Event and Circumstances A group of witnesses reported sighting a formation of light on the night sky above the city’s Otista Street area. while leaving behind a burst of green light. background and any general feature of the landscape that could help distinguish the object’s relative size or distant from the ground. The system is also complemented by a three-digit numeric credibility rating known as the SVP rating. The formation of lights was described as being red in color and formed a large triangular shape in the sky. Several witnesses reportedly saw two red lights flying in the sky. during new year’s eve 2011. FB for fly by. A witness took a photograph of an amorphous red light that is reported to be witnessed by multiple witnesses. 00:02 AM. The two lights were seen flying in a circular motion for about 10 minutes. No photograph or video recording was known to be made of the sighting. AN1 103 The witness reportedly took a photograph of one of the lights using a BlackBerry Onyx -9700 mobile phone. midnight. for the past 6 years. MA for maneuvers. Classification 2 Note The reporting witness alleged to have had a ‘mysterious’ (sic) experience in relation with UFO phenomenon. West Java Province. See Annex C for details of the classification system. CE for close encounters) as can be seen in his 1990 book “Confrontations”. The light is said to have appeared suddenly in the sky. The picture has since been submitted to BETA UFO and shows lack of detailed/clear exposure of the object’s shape. 3. 1.2011 No. before finally making a sharp turn upwards. categorizing the UFO and UFO-related phenomena into 20 sub.

Bali Province. Jembrana Regency. Time and Location 1 January Pondok Pinang Subdistrict. A witness reported sighting a sphere (‘ball’) shaped object flying by and maneuvering in the sky. The object was seen flying towards the East. 10 January Rogojampi District. The object is also said to have been spotted several times in the same area 14  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note 4. until it started making maneuvers in the night sky. Cirebon Regency. Event and Circumstances Several witnesses (2-3 people) saw a formation of red and purplish lights in the sky just minutes after new year’s eve. Bali Island. The witness first thought the object was a regular star. Negara District. A group of 2 to 3 witnesses reportedly saw a strange bright light flying in the sky across some paddy rice fields in the area. The object was first sighted moving in what looked like a Northbound trajectory before suddenly turning towards the witness’ position. Kebayoran Lama District.  No. MA1 104 6. 3:30 PM. A witness reported to have seen a triangular-shaped object flying slowly across the sky above the city. The lights were then joined by three others that seemed to have appeared out of nowhere. from his house. The objects were reportedly seen first as 4 lights grouped in a spade-like formation. West Java Province. The object then maneuvered away out of the witness sight in tremendous speed. at 12:05 AM. forming a kite-shaped formation. 8 January Arjawinangun District. and has a shape resembling a triangle. 2 January Baler Bale Agung Village. Jakarta. South Jakarta region. East Java Province. The lights remained locked in the formation for about 1 minute before moving on a northern course towards downtown Jakarta. for about 1 minute. MA1 103 5. The whole sighting lasted for about a minute and 15 seconds. 7:30 PM. The first 4 lights then break away from formation and disappeared while the remaining 3 lights continued to move slowly north until disappearing from view. Banyuwangi Regency. midnight. FB1 103 7. The object was sighted for about 10 seconds. FB1 103 .

lasted for about 2 minutes. Central Java Province. was reported to be experienced by two different groups of witnesses on different locations. particularly in speculation of its connection to the crop circle phenomena about a week earlier in the vicinity of the Hargodumilah Hill. The published photograph is already cropped and showed portion of an unfinished construction work in the foreground that was located closer to the photographer.  No. 9:30 PM. At least five witnesses reportedly sighted two strange objects in the night sky above their home. A local administration staff member in the regency took scenery photographs of a place known as the Hargodumilah Hill. Aceh Special Region (exact location unknown). The witness has supposedly managed to record the sighting (for about 27 seconds) with a mobile phone camera but has not submitted the video to BETA UFO. 16 January Kalasan District. 7:30 PM. Yogyakarta Special Region. 15  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note 8. BETA UFO initial analysis suggested the object could be a bird. daylight (exact time unknown). Time and Location 12 January Lubuk Basung District. 15 January Borobudur temple. Magelang Regency. 11. Agam Regency. the witness spotted a shot with a strange object flying in the sky that was not seen when the photograph was taken. The first object was reported to have looked like a moving star. 1:20 PM. AN1 102 9. shaped like a sphere. Sleman Regency. West Sumatera Province. with bright pulsating light. AN1 101 The witness submitted a photograph of the object suspected to be a UFO. seen shortly after the first one. The photo has since attracted attention from local media. . FB1 102 The photograph has been published by the JPNN (Jawa Pos News Network) news agency. 12 January Banda Aceh City. FB1 103 10. The sighting. on 12 January 2011. When the photographs were uploaded into a computer the witness noticed a strange. Event and Circumstances Groups of witnesses allegedly saw a bright light. in Banda Aceh. A witness took photographs of the temple during a family holiday. appearing suddenly in the sky. As the photographs were later uploaded into computer. was sighted flying by in tremendous speed at the same direction as the first object and disappeared from view in a matter of seconds. and showed a blurry object quite a distance away in the sky. roundish object flying by in the sky in one of the photographs. The second object.

AN2 433 26 January Kelapa Gading Subdistrict. no airplanes have also been known to pass the area. Magelang Regency. Yogyakarta Special Region.co. .php?q=UFO+ kelapa+Gading+&sa=). did BETA UFO managed to get a fixed idea of the location and investigated them on 24 January 2011. The message was traced back to at least two different photographs (supposedly taken by two different people) showing a disc-like object ‘hovering’ near two buildings in the bustling business/commerce area. Sleman Regency.  No. of an alleged UFO sighting in the Kelapa Gading area. AN2 433 Note While details of BETA UFO’s investigation will be published in a separate special report it can be said here that the phenomena in Yogyakarta Special Region and Central Java Province did show intriguing features commonly attributed to genuine Crop Circles. Bantul Regency. and Banyusari Village. Piyungan District. The photographs were known to have been posted in a popular online forum (Kaskus. Yogyakarta Special Region. Time and Location 24 January Sleman. Tegalrejo District. 24 January Central Java Province. (exact time unknown) 13. Berbah District. A visit to the area where the photographs were taken suggested that there was no advertisement ‘balloon’ placed on any of the surrounding buildings’ rooftops. Central Java Province 16  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 12. Srimartani Village. http://www. FB1 103 It is unclear whether the photographers actually sighted the object when making their photographs or not. It has also brought up interesting reaction from local scientists who assumed that the phenomenon was created by naturally occurring plasma vortex. A member of BETA UFO was alerted through a Black Berry messenger group message. It wasn’t until later in the day.id/search_result.kaskus. (exact time unknown). as follows: Jogo Tirto Village. Moreover. Event and Circumstances BETA UFO first received the information of a crop circle pattern reportedly appearing somewhere in the Central Java region between 23 and 24 January 2011. Yogyakarta Special Region. Bantul and Magelang Regencies. North Jakarta Sub-region. after the buzz of confusing information on where exactly the pattern had emerged. in late January 2011. Jakarta. (exact time unknown) 14.

East Java Province. Event and Circumstances A witness reportedly took several photographs of a sun halo phenomenon. 10:30 . looking like a searchlight. AN1 101 Note The witness reportedly sent a copy of the photograph to BETA UFO. Time and Location 27 January Palangka Raya City. The witness reported that a meteorite like object. 29 January Dukun District. The objects were said to be sighted in a formation. 11:25 AM. In the middle of the object a single white light was also reportedly seen. Batam Island. several months before the one reported to BETA UFO. for about 15 minutes. the witness noticed a strange disc-shaped object in one of the shots that he did not see while taking the photograph. 16.  No. The said photograph was said to have been taken with a Nokia 5530 mobile phone. 2 February Pondok Gede District. in January 2011. and yet the said photograph has not been found in BETA UFO’s archive.11 PM. West Java Province. Up to ten people were reported to have seen as many as 11 strange objects in the afternoon sky. one in green color and one in white. When the photographs were finally uploaded. The sighting supposedly ended the same way as with the described case. Bekasi Municipality. AN1 103 It remains unclear as to why no photograph/video was taken of the objects. 3 February Yogyakarta City. Yogyakarta Special Region. Shortly after changing shape. the size of a grown man’s palm. Central Kalimantan Province. One of the witnesses claimed to have seen the same objects before in 1998. The witness has also not responded to effort of cross checking from BETA UFO. 11 AM. 6 PM. It has also remained unclear whether the object said to have been photographed was actually spotted before or after the photo was taken. 4 February Tiban Kampung residential area. The object was also supposedly taken and analyzed by researchers at the witness’ campus. 17  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 15. The three light spots were supposed to be flying quite a distance from each other before they started emanating a yellowish bright light and suddenly changed shaped into a disc-like object. AN1 101 19. Gresik Regency. the objects were said to fly apart and disappeared from view. The object stayed stationary on the air and was seen for about 2 minutes. 17. A single witness reportedly saw a formation of three light spots moving in the sky. None of this information has been corroborated through local media coverage. was found the following morning at a vacant tract of land nearby his house. Witness claimed to have had a previous sighting. and were seen for 30 minutes. A witness reportedly photographed a disc-shaped object while trying to document a natural sun-halo phenomenon above the city’s sky. but the said photograph has not been found in BETA UFO’s archive. Efforts to contact the reporting witness have also yielded no respond. A single witness. Riau Islands Province. It disappeared from view as soon as witness took his eyes away from it for a couple of seconds. . FB1 104 The witness reportedly sent a copy of the photograph to BETA UFO. 2 AM. The object is said to be outlined by two lines of flickering lights. riding on a motorcycle taxi (ojek) through Pondok Gede reportedly saw a triangular shaped object in the sky. The whole incident was said to have lasted 15 minutes. from North to South West. No photographs were taken of the objects. AN1 103 18.

The object was at first thought to be a regular plane. West Jakarta Subregion. Several witnesses reportedly sighted a formation of lights flying by in the sky in tremendous speed and tight formation. 24. but the said photograph has not been found in BETA UFO’s archive. in one of the photograph’s background. 22. Bekasi Municipality. 13 February Puncak mountain range area. 7:30 PM. The object was said to be shaped like a disc. 9 February 06:45 PM (exact location unknown) . in the skies above the CipanasPuncak holiday resort area. 18  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note 20. No description of movement. on his way home. from North to South. sound or how the object appeared and disappeared has been revealed by the witness. FB1 102 . around 3 PM. Initial assessment of the photograph suggest that it may be a simple reflection of light (natural or artificial) on the witness’ camera lens. AN1 103 The witness reportedly sent a copy of the photograph to BETA UFO. according to one of the witnesses. Jakarta (exact time unknown). West Java Province. The object was said to be seen for 15 minutes long. As the photographs were later uploaded into his computer. Prambanan Village. It was seen moving left and right and actually seemed to descend at one point before moving away from the witnesses’ line of sight. Event and Circumstances A witness reportedly saw a brightly lit object flying by in the sky. until it was seen to be completely engulfed in a bright light. A witness reportedly took a photograph of a ball of light near his home. 7 February Taman Semanan Indah residential complex.  No. West Java Province. Sleman Regency. Several people reported seeing a multi-colored object making maneuvers in the sky. one bluish and the other yellowish-orange. 7 February Prambanan temple. 23. The object is strangely shaped like something resembling a toilet plunger. A witness reportedly took photographs of his friends around the Prambanan temple. AN1 102 The witness posted a single photograph of the alleged ball of light in the Facebook page of a local UFO enthusiast group called the Indonesian UFO Hunter. but that it showed nothing significant other than a small blue light. Time and Location 4 February South Bekasi District. and was sighted for about 5 minutes. MA1 103 One of the witnesses claimed that the object had been recorded with a mobile phone video. seemed to be flying in a convoy. Cipanas District. he supposedly found a strange object in the sky. The objects. Midnight. The object was said to be bright. Cianjur Regency. at 06:45 PM. Yoyakarta Special Region. FB1 102 21. comprised of at least two different lights.

Tangerang Regency. Bengkulu Province. was seen at around 1 PM. 19  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 FB1 103 Note 25. as it fades slowly and then shine brightly back again in an abrupt manner. 28. Time and Location 18 February Balaraja District. 1 PM. 23 February Marlborough Fort. omitting the possibility that it was a tower beacon lamp or anything resembling a tower light. seen from Marlborough Fort. Banten Province. 7 PM. The actual outline/shape of the object was not seen in the dark night sky. and remained stationary in one position. 5 AM. The light is said to be pulsating in a peculiar way. The witness reportedly queried a pilot as to whether an airplane could have such a peculiar pulsating blue light. West Java Province and Denpasar City. afternoon (exact location and time unknown). 24 February Cipularang Toll Road. 24 February Somewhere between Bandung City. An airplane passenger on a flight between the cities of Bandung and Denpasar saw a strange light outside the airplane’s window. 26. The object was seen high in the sky. AN1 103 27. Several witnesses reportedly took photograph of what appears to be small black dots seen in the skyline over Tapak Paderi Beach.  No. The shape of the object itself was not visible. but its bluish light was said to be a quite prominent feature in the sky. Event and Circumstances An orange light was seen flying East to West across the sky by several witnesses. but the said photograph has not been found in BETA UFO’s archive. Bali Province. which was above the cloud level. AN1 103 . and was told that no known airplane would have a single blue light. Bengkulu City. The light was reported to resemble a set of strange orange lights seen in Batam Island in 2007. The light looked to be changing color and blinking rapidly at the same height as the airplane. A witness heading to Jakarta from Bandung on the Cipularang Toll Road saw what is reported to be an object with blue pulsating light in the sky. Bengkulu City. West Java Province. The objects. AN1 103 The witness reportedly sent a copy of the photograph to BETA UFO. pulsating with such peculiar mode as seen by the witness. It is not clear if the objects were seen before or after the said photographs were taken. which has also been documented by BETA UFO. No photographic or video documentary of the object was reportedly made by the witness. Tapak Paderi Beach.

at maximum zooming (18 times). Event and Circumstances A single eyewitness reportedly sighted a strange object hovering in the sky. 2 March Juwana District. AN1 103 The witnesses reportedly left the sighting area because they had stopped until nearly midnight to watch the object. from south to north. Pati Regency. Poris. on the night of February 27th. 6 8 PM. around midnight FB1 103 The witness described the shape of the strange plane sighted after the single bright light as being a circular shaped object. Tangerang Regency. at about 35 degree elevations from the horizon. and was said to stop midair for a few seconds. Two witnesses (husband and wife) driving home from Jakarta saw a greenish. but only resulted in outlining an amorphous looking bluish light. Banten Province. BSD Serpong commercial and residential area. It was bright enough to still be visible inside the clouds and in the overcast sky where no stars could even be seen. 20  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 29. The object was seen for about five minutes moving on a straight trajectory. moving in a circular motion in the night sky. which still could not produce a clear image of the object. The light then gradually became closer to the witnesses’ view until it was reportedly sighted right on top of them. 31. A single witness reported seeing a yellowish-orange light flying by in the sky. Efforts to contact the witnesses for further details have yielded no response. moving from south to north. 2 March Kapasari Sub-district. The witness is also assured that the object was not a satellite or a star. Genteng District. The photograph has since been enhanced to try and show a clearer view of the object. MA1 103 32. just a few meters above the rooftops. It wasn’t clear if they had consciously stopped to watch the object for several hours or if they suddenly realized that it was midnight. East Java Province. The objects were observed for about 5 seconds. . Shortly afterwards a strange plane was seen flying low. star-like light up in the dark night sky. 10 AM. The witness then took a photograph of the object using a Fuji Finepix S2500 HD camera. West Kalimantan Province. with a rumbling sound that is not as loud as what a normal airplane would create. Time and Location 27 February Pontianak City. evening (exact time unknown). 6 March Jl. Central Java Province. The husband stopped the vehicle and supposedly had a clearer view of the object that looked like the letter ‘X’. The object is described as a bluish light that pulsated on regular intervals from bright to dim.  No. AN1 103 Note The photograph made by the witness was first published in the Indonesian UFO Hunter group’s Facebook page. It was supposedly followed by the witness up until about 1 kilometer away from the initial sighting spot. above Pontianak City. 30. A witness saw a single bright light that appeared and disappeared abruptly.

almost like an airplane about to land. comprising yellow-green-blue-red and white lights.  No. 31 March Suka Ikhlas Hamlet. Cilawu District. Denpasar City. Kebayoran Lama District. flying in the sky. FB1 101 . Time and Location 9 March Pondok Betung Subdistrict. West Java Province. The object was reported to be invisible to the eyes and can only be seen in the mobile phone camera. A group of witnesses reportedly sighted a large circle of light. suggest that it might be the result of a visual aberration related to the camera’s optics. exact time unknown Event and Circumstances Several witnesses saw a single star-like point of light flying by in the sky. Bali Province. more brightly than regular stars. there was no noticeable sound that characterizes a regular airplane. The object was seen pulsating slowly. The object was sighted for about 15 minutes. 6 PM 14 March Donokerto Village. 8 PM. Dusk (exact time unknown). South Jakarta region. FB1 103 34. The fact that the object could only be seen in the mobile phone’s camera. The recording was supposed to have lasted for 15 minutes. Jakarta. Teuku Umar. from West to East. The object was said to be positioned quite low in the overcast sky. However. 14 March Permata Hijau residential & business area. 21  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note Witness argued that the object could have not been a satellite as it was much brighter than regular stars. 36. Pondok Aren District. moving on an eastern heading in the sky. Sukatani Village. FB1 102 The area is not located nearby any commercial airport or military airfield. South Tangerang Municipality. The object was seen for about 5 minutes before disappearing behind some clouds. Yogyakarta Special Region. Turi District. A witness reportedly saw a triangular shaped object in the sky around Permata Hijau residential and business area. Sleman Regency. was supposedly recorded by accident in a mobile phone. but couldn’t get a clear shot. 08:35 PM. AN1 103 One of the witnesses reportedly tried to take a photograph of the object. and moving in the general speed of an airplane. A witness reported seeing a flying object with a humming sound and bright light near his house in Donokerto Village. The object flew through clouds without making any sound or light and was sighted for about 5 seconds. Garut Regency. Banten Province. 29 March Jl. 33. A round shaped object. 35. The object was said to be shaped like a disc and was sighted for about 10 seconds. FB1 103 37.

20 seconds before disappearing abruptly from view. Central Java Province. a witness spotted a bright. 4 -5 AM. South Jakarta region. reported to be slightly bigger in size compared to a star. followed by trouble in breathing). Several months before. the same witness claimed to have seen a green light hovering in the sky for about 10 minutes. the same witness from the previous case saw the light again on Jl. was moving towards the ground and was only visible for about 1 second. The object emanated a red colored light that turned into blue and was observed for about 15 . exact time unknown. although the prominent reference to the color of the object would suggest a night time sighting. the fact that it was seen flying towards the ground could imply that it is a meteorite. 16 April Salaman District. However. the physical effects experienced by the witness’ dog and himself have yet to be fully investigated. The witness proceeded to tell the story by phone to his fiancé who claimed she could only hear 20% of the story. After the object disappeared from view a smoke-like trail was also spotted in the sky.  No. FB1 102 The witness never made it clear whether the sighting took place at night or day.10 minutes. Magelang Regency. seen with a trail behind it. FB1 102 41. midnight Event and Circumstances A witness saw a single light moving across the sky in a zigzag pattern. while riding on a motorcycle. 15 April Salaman District. in the same area. but it quickly disappeared from view just as the brightly lit object. On 16 April. Central Java Province. but the witness did not remember to note or report the events. The object. The witness himself felt a string of strange physical sensations after the sighting (i. A single witness reportedly saw a green light flying by in the sky. Prior to the sighting the witness’ dog had reportedly shown fearful and irritated behavior. having all of his bodily hairs raised for 5 . 22  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note The strange circumstances with the telephone call could just be an incidental trouble with the telephone line/network.e. Jagakarsa District. 38. The witness woke up the next day feeling like someone who has not had enough sleep. Time and Location 12 April Cipedak Sub-district. Pontianak City. The object was supposedly spotted again 2 days later. at around 4 . AN1 101 Although the witness did not specify whether the object’s trajectory was horizontal or sloping to the ground. The object. FB2 103 39. He also reportedly has a hazy recollection of a dreamlike fighting against something unidentifiable. This time the object was described as emanating a brighter light and moving really fast. as the witness voice changed halfway into what sounded to her like a distorted robot/machinelike voice. Singosari (near an area known as ‘simpang lima’). . was reported to be flying horizontally in the sky before it split into 2 parts and disappeared from view. circular light appearing abruptly in the sky. The way the object split-up into 2 parts might indicate a meteorite. Magelang Regency. On 15 April. 8 PM. West Kalimantan Province. 21 April Jeruju region.5 AM. 40.

Tangerang Regency. A triangular shaped object that emanated a bright yellow light was seen flying from North to South across a dark and cloudy sky. yellowish light. It disappeared from view seconds after the initial witness tried to get other people to look at the object. has drawn a sketch of the sighting that looked like a triangularshaped object. 44. Time and Location May (exact date unknown) Mlandangan Hamlet. BETA UFO investigators who went to the scene revealed that there was hardly any noticeable pattern shaped by the flattened paddy plants to support the assertion made by the press. AN2 132 43. The red lights formed a kite-like silhouette. No sound was heard during the sighting. Soil and plants tests have yet to be carried out. The object was sighted for about 1 minute as it moves across the sky and through the cloud without a sound. Bintaro Jaya residential complex. Minomartani Village. at a northwest heading. Banten Province.  No. FB1 323 . Event and Circumstances An alleged crop circle phenomenon was reported to have occurred in a paddy field at Mlandangan Hamlet. AN1 323 The witness. 2 May Jl. Yogyakarta Special Region (exact time unknown). 42. has drawn a sketch of the sighting that looked like an ellipticalshaped object. Sleman Regency. The object was observed staying stationary in the clear. cloudless sky for 1 minute. before disappearing from view. Two main facts learned by the investigators were that there was strong wind and heavy rain prior to the occurrence of the alleged crop circle pattern. 2 May Bintaro Plaza shopping mall parking lot. 23  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note Several photographs have been made of the alleged crop circle pattern. 05:50 PM. Tangerang Regency. A witness spotted an oblong shaped object hovering in the sky. Bintaro Tengah. The witness. Banten Province. and that it was shaped almost like a footprint. Ngaglik District. a member of BETA UFO. Villagers in the area suggested nothing unusual was noticed by anyone prior to the finding of the alleged crop circle. that emanated a bright. The object’s bright yellow light disappeared as it entered a cloud formation (like a light switch been turned-off) and changed into a series alternating red lights that moved clockwise. and that all of the flattened plants are facing one direction (Northwards). Press coverage on 18 may suggested that the phenomenon had been noticed by villagers several days before it made the news. Minomartani Village. a member of BETA UFO. Bintaro Jaya residential complex. around 07:00 PM.

The witness is reported to have seen a bright. as no human or animal tracks were visible around the location of the formation. Agam Regency. Grogol Petamburan District.10 people) sighted a bright. May 2011. No detailed account of how the alleged crop circle was actually shaped ever got reported by the press. Press reports suggested that a crop circle formation had appeared at a paddy field in Sungai Janiah region. Event and Circumstances A group of witnesses (3 . There is also no report of soil or plants tests carried out. No photograph or video recording has been known to be made of the alleged crop circle formation. Time and Location 3 May Jl.  No. Kebayoran Lama District. Several other objects were also seen in stationary position around the lighted object and emanated a reddish glow. 46. West Jakarta Sub-region. 6 May Tomang Sub-district. oval shaped light flying by in the sky over the area. Arteri Pondok Indah. 8:45 AM.No details were also reported regarding any unusual things that locals might have noticed prior to the finding of the alleged crop circle. FB1 203 . The object looked circular from below. A BETA UFO member was informed by a witness of a possible UFO sighting at the Tomang flyover area. 24  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note 45. Jakarta. AN2 101 47. 09:30 10:00 PM. circular object in a stationary position to the west of the sky. measuring 10 x 20 meters in diameter. West Sumatera Province. AN1 104 13 May Sungai Janiah region. South Jakarta region. Villagers believed the pattern was not created by animal or man. No photograph or video recording was made of the object as it was sighted for only a very short duration of time. and had red-green-white lights moving in a circular motion around the object. Jakarta. The objects were sighted for a few minutes. other than a vague assertion that it did not resemble the crop circle patterns found in Java Island in January 2011. The object is said to have been sighted flying at tremendous speed before disappearing behind some clouds. morning (exact time unknown). Agam Regency.

The lights were seen making circular motion with 3 to 4 different colors. . No photograph or video recording was made of the sighted object. and was witnessed for about 25 seconds before disappearing from the witness’ view which was blocked by buildings. the object might be a misidentified balloon. at around 8 PM. The object is said to be moving slowly. The object. flying by in the sky on Jl. Denpasar City. The witness claimed that he witnessed the object for about 40 seconds. Bali Island.Yogyakarta City. 51. MA1 103 East exact 52. Java Province. West Java Province. AN1 103 The witness supposedly left the scene after being honked by other cars to move. in the area of JL. Yogyakarta Special Region. flying South to North. MA1 101 50. Another witness reportedly saw the object’s motion as being wobbly. MA1 104 49. and purple-colored lights. Rungkut Alang-Alang. disc-shaped object. A single witness reported seeing a disc-shaped object flying by in the sky. on the area of Jl. at around 3:30 AM. seen near the moon that was still-visible at the time. Yogyakarta Special Region. 10 May Denpasar City. maneuvering across the sky. Time and Location 7 May North Cimahi District. Seen for about 5-10 minutes. towards the North East. in a zigzag like trajectory. Pesantren Cibabat. around 8 PM. 17 May Pakualaman District. The object was first spotted by its colorful lights that seemed to be located underneath the object. The object was said to be seen for 5 seconds. Surabaya City. and was mostly marked by its colorful lights. as traffic lights at the cross road changed to green. A witness reportedly sighted a strange object in a stationary position. around 7:30 AM 26 May Surabaya City.  No. while stopping at a cross road. The object allegedly looks like a disc with a pyramid-shaped top. the witness failed to spot the object again. around 3:30 AM. looked like a silvery white circle that moved about from one position to another. 5 AM. the object flew straight across the sky before making a zigzag maneuver. The object was said to be flying quite high and in speed faster than normal airplanes. 25 May “Jogja kembali” Monument. as he was riding on a motorbike. A single witness allegedly saw a white. A witness reported to have seen a round ‘planetlike’ object flying by in the sky. 48. Event and Circumstances Four witnesses reported seeing an object with a shape resembling a triangle. Bali Province. time unknown.Yogyakarta City. FB1 103 Based on available information. 25  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note The witnesses were reportedly waiting to witness a meteor shower (Eta Aquarids) when they spotted the object. Once in a clearing. Pulau Kawe.

had tried to film the object but couldn’t get a clear shot.  No. 2 June Citra Pratama residential complex. Two witnesses (husband and wife) sighted a cluster of 6 to 8 odd looking objects flying across the sky. North Kuta District. around 10 PM. Bali Province. Badung Regency. The reference made to a jet fighter’s flight speed suggested that the object could be a misidentified regular airplane. that the objects reportedly disappeared from view after only being left unmonitored for 5-10 seconds. morning (exact time unknown). The light is said to be not very bright but distinct enough to be noted for its green color. The witness. in the same area. FB1 102 Note Several BETA UFO researchers have proposed the possibility that the green light might actually be a laser light being shot at the clouds. moving from the North to the South. like a white light spot.07:45 AM. The objects were grouped together like a flock of birds. Central Java Province. one object at point leading the others behind. 07:16 PM. The objects looked like kites with decorative tails. East Java Province (exact location unknown). One of the witness claimed that the object looked like a hovering plane with many bright lights shining underneath it. FB1 333 55. At least seven witnesses (all members of a family living in the area) reportedly saw an object hovering above a rice field near their home. and to have disappeared from view behind some clouds. 9 June Tulungagung Regency. 26  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 53. FB1 101 The witness. although the description seemed quite different from the ones seen on 3 June. 54. Bali Province. Event and Circumstances A witness reported to have sighted a green light flying by in the sky on a horizontal trajectory. except for two reported characteristics. a long standing member of BETA UFO. 2 June Denpasar City. Kerobokan Kelod Sub-district. heading east. 6:45 AM.51 for details). Bali Province. The initial witness had allegedly seen the same object on 19 May. The object is also said to be brighter than a star or airplane. Two witnesses (husband and wife) sighted a cluster of odd looking objects flying southwardly across the sky. The object was spotted for about 1 minute. FB1 102 FB1 333 57. a long standing member of BETA UFO. except for the fact that the objects did not display signs of wings flapping and looked like solid objects flying information. they were immediately shrouded by a black-colored circle. that when the objects passed through clouds. 07:15 . . First of all. Several witnesses reportedly saw an object flying by in the sky in tremendous speed. Secondly. 56. and was said to be flying almost as fast as a jet fighter airplane. A photograph had also been taken of the sighted objects. had seen the same object a day earlier (see Case entry No. 3 June Denpasar City. Time and Location 30 May Jepara Regency.

around 7 PM.  No. A witness reportedly saw six round and brightly shining objects making circular maneuver in the sky. about 10 minutes later. Event and Circumstances A witness reported seeing a strange formation of light high up in the sky. Time and Location 13 June Jatibening Sub-district. 27  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note 58. Tangerang City. white and blue. FB1 102 60. Aceh Special Region. before disappearing from view. Several witnesses saw a formation of 4 bright lights flying by in the sky. about 200 meter from a nearby bus terminal. with slight motions. 7:40 PM. 61. The formation was also reported to make a zigzag maneuver as it flies by from West to East. 6:30 PM.5 State Junior High School (SMPN 5). Cilacap Regency. 9 PM. 62. 15 June Poris Plawad Subdistrict. and were seen to maintain a stationary position in the sky. No description was given of the objects’ speed or shape. Banten Province. The lights were predominantly red. flying North West. The objects were reportedly seen for almost 3 hours long. Two witnesses (husband and wife) and about 8 other people reportedly saw three strange luminous objects flying by in the sky. Cipondoh District. for about 2 minutes. Central Java Province. The lights were grouped together in a circular formation. Another formation of lights was also sighted nearby. 22 June Tambakreja Sub-District. 14 June Weh Island. Bekasi City. West Java Province. The objects were sighted for about 1 minute. The object was seen flying North to South. 7:30 PM. AN1 103 59. Cilacap City. as its balllike silhouette was outlined by a full moon. FB1 103 MA1 103 FB 102 . One of the objects was seen first. before the other two were spotted heading North East. above a local school building. Pondok gede District. South Cilacap District. 15 June No. A witness reported seeing a bright round object flying by in the afternoon sky in tremendous speed. The sighting ended after 15 minutes as the witness had to leave the location. Central Java Province.

FB1 103 66. The object was seen hovering around the peak for one full day. The object seen in the morning (daylight) was reportedly moving rather slow while emanating a yellowish-red light. MA1 102 64. A single witness reportedly saw an object hovering above Mt. 5 July Pulokulon District. Central Java Province (exact location unknown). Several witnesses (reportedly around 10 people) claimed to have seen a strange object flying by in the sky. A single witness reported sighting several objects flying by in the sky. Several witnesses reportedly saw a strange blue light hovering in the night sky. Time and Location 23 June Ferry boat port (Sumbawa and Lombok Islands). near the Sun. The video can be seen at (uploaded by 198bNugroz): http://www. One of the objects was reported to be coming down in a crash-like motion. AN1 102 . Event and Circumstances Three different objects were reportedly seen by a single witness. 65. The object was reported to be a blue and glimmering light. The reference could either hint at an effort of hoaxing or ridicule. around 6 PM. with no details of the light’s color or the objects speed. Grobogan Regency. The object seen in the evening was described as something that emanated a bright light. or an honest lack of knowledge of the phenomena. 10:30 11 PM. 2 July Blitar City. Effort to re-establish contact for further investigation has yielded no response.  No. East Java Province. West Sumbawa Regency. Manglayang. 7 PM. in the morning and the evening.com/watch?v=inJk_EKGX_Y 67. Manglayang. West Java Province. spotted in a North East heading. coming down close to ground level. At night.youtube. which was sighted for about 10 minutes and recorded with a mobile phone (Nokia 7610) camera. twice. The three objects are said to be silvery white in color and to have moved without a sound across the city’s sky. 12:30 AM. West Nusa Tenggara Province. 28  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note 63. West Java Province. AN1 102 The witness named a Japanese animation cartoon series (Gundam) as a reference to the object’s supposed shape. 23 June Mt. 9:30 AM and 7 PM. Bandung City/Regency. 30 June Pasir Leutik area. Bandung Regency. near a ferry crossing port between Sumbawa and Lombok Islands. it was said to emanate a bright light that also illuminate the object’s outline which was said to resemble a spaceship. The sighting itself lasted for only 30 seconds. FB1 102 One of the witnesses has submitted a photograph and a video link of the sighting to by BETA UFO.

72. stirring a lot of attention from the local villagers. Surabaya City. West Sumatera Province. Kupang City. FB1 102 70. pulsating white light.  No. 10 AM. from North to South. passing by the sky above the Wisma Indah housing complex on Jl.kompas. was reportedly sighted for about 3 minutes before disappearing from view.Gunung. 6:15 PM. A number of witnesses sighted a large. A group of witnesses reportedly saw a blue and red pulsating light in the sky. AN1 103 The sighting received national press coverage from Kompas newspaper website as can be seen on the following link: http://regional. A witness reportedly saw a bright. The light was supposedly travelling at tremendous speed along the length of the sky.Langit. A photograph of the objects was made by one of the witnesses.di. 18 July Gayungsari Timur residential area. and looked as big as a common star. The object. Initial analysis by BETA UFO suggests the possibility that it might be a bird. Time and Location 9 July Northern quarter of Samarinda City. Kampung Manggis Sub-district. 20 July Sambipitu Village. is a member of BETA UFO with relatively adequate knowledge of the phenomenon. 6 PM. At least 9 witnesses reportedly saw two bright lights flying by without a sound in the sky. North Maluku Province. 69. . Patuk District. East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province.Muncul. MA1 102 8 PM. FB1 102 73. East Java Province. 29  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note The lights have supposedly been sighted every night since the start of July. night time (exact time unknown). box-shaped object that appeared on the sky over their village. with alternating speed. Rohana Kudus. A witness took a photograph of the city’s skies with a Canon Power shot A3000is camera. Merdeka.Kidul. 6 Event and Circumstances A group of witnesses (between 3 and 10 people. black object in the far horizon which the photographer believed to be a possible UFO. The witness has not submitted a follow up response for the initial analysis made by BETA UFO. displaying a combination of upward-downward and sideways maneuvers. who also took the only photograph of the lights. The light is supposedly seen making slow turning and going up and down in the skies above Mt. in total) reportedly saw a pulsating red and blue light maneuvering in the skies above the city’s northern area. 6:50 PM. in the western coast of Obi Island. 26 July Obi Island. The light was observed for about 1 hour long by 3 to 10 people. FB1 103 FB1 323 One of the witnesses. South Halmahera Regency. Gunung Kidul Regency. The object was said to be brightly lit and created no sound as it moved across the sky.com/read//07/21/06114953/U FO. and shot a blurred. The lights were seen for about 30 seconds before abruptly vanishing from view. Padang Panjang City. 3 August Liliba Sub-District. 68. 71. East Kalimantan Province. 17 July Padang Panjang City. Yogyakarta Special Region.

Central Java Province. MA1 103 Note The witness claimed that the light was sighted moving around a cluster/formation of stars. 75. FB1 104 No photograph or video recording has been made of the sighted object. Purbalingga Regency. 02:30 AM. big star positioned next to a crescent moon. Semarang City. hovering in what appears to be a circular motion. An object shaped roughly like a mosque’s dome was reportedly seen flying horizontally from east to West near the state Power Company (PLN) office in Gandul sub-district. by 2-3 witnesses. Samarinda City. 5:30 AM. Padamara District. The object was sighted for about 2 minutes before disappearing behind some clouds. The witness does not know from which direction the object had originally come from or to which direction did it then disappeared into. as if highlighting the stars’ relative position to one another. Time and Location 5 August Jl. Event and Circumstances A witness reportedly sighted a single light that moved from one star to another in the sky. which he is unfamiliar with. Depok Municipality. Sultan Alimuddin. 9:30 PM. 06:50 PM. 10 August Griya Perwira Asri (GPA) public residential complex. The light was sighted for about 10 minutes. West Java Province. before disappearing from view. 30  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 74. Samarinda Ilir District. Two witnesses reported to have seen an ovalshaped light hovering above a paddy field near their home. The object initially looked like a bright. Sambutan Sub-district. 77. FB1 103 . One of the witnesses reported that the object looked to have a reddish-black color and was sighted flying faster than any normal airplane could. Central Java Province.  No. The light seemed to create a line of light connecting the stars and was seen doing so for about 5 to 10 minutes. Cinere District. 10 August Pucanggading residential area. It then started moving slowly and climbed up in altitude before disappearing from view. AN1 103 76. 16 August Gandul Sub-district. East Kalimantan Province. A witness reported to the BETA UFO online sighting service that he had spotted a strange light that moved away from the moon. Karang Sentul Sub-district. The sighting lasted for about 10 to 15 seconds.

It also looked like as if the photograph was actually that of a moving rather than a still object. AN1 103 The photograph of the object showed a bright. Central Java Province (exact location unknown). in the sky. 78. Time and Location 28 August Klaten Regency. A member of BETA UFO website reported that one of his relative has sighted a strange object in the sky while going on an outdoor event in the area near Batu City. The light supposedly looked like a metallic object reflecting sunlight. The objects were sighted for about 10 minutes from 5:30 to 5:40 PM by a group of 3 to 10 people. Wonosobo Regency. All of the objects were said to have three lights shining form their sides. The witness tried to take a photograph of the objects but supposedly failed to get a clear enough picture. Object was seen for about 3 minutes along with 2-3 other people. The witness has so far disclosed no further details of the sighting despite requests made by BETA UFO 6 September The Colors Lake. 80. AN1 103 81.  No. fiery object. Dieng Plateau. Pahlawan Revolusi fly over. MA1 104 . 10:27 AM. The said photographs were posted on the witness’ Facebook page before being shared at BETA UFO’s page. A witness from Jakarta reportedly sighted a bright. September (Exact date unknown) Batu City. A witness reported seeing a bluish object moving through in tremendous speed across the sky around his neighborhood. reddish-yellow. East Jakarta Region. white light in the vicinity of the Colors Lake (Telaga Warna) that is located in the Dieng Plateau. Central Java Province. 7 September Duren Sawit District. The witness supposedly saw a strange bright object in the sky that was documented in several photographs. 5 PM. Jakarta (exact location unknown). 31  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note The witness has not submitted any of the photographs allegedly taken of the objects. (Exact time unknown). 7 PM. The witness has not provided any copies of the photograph and has not replied to further efforts of contact. East Java Province. AN1 103 79. According to the witness a photograph was taken of the object and (when zoomed in) showed a disc shaped saucer-like object. The object was also seen to have stopped mid-air for about 15 seconds before disappearing from view. The object was reportedly seen flying by in a zigzagging maneuver to the North of the Jl. Event and Circumstances Four separate objects were reportedly sighted by a witness hovering in the skies above Klaten Regency. The witness was assured that it was not a normal airplane as the object stayed in a stationary position in the sky.

12 AM. Tangerang Municipality. the photographs have not been seen on any part of the said account (as checked in February 2012). 11 September Manado City. One of the lights sighted supposedly displayed a peculiar. . AN1 103 Note Video recording of the object can be seen at: http://www. BETA UFO analysis suggests that it might very well be a kite with LED lights. AN1 103 One of the witnesses claimed to have seen the objects multiple times and to have taken photographs of the objects sighted in as well as displaying them publicly in his Facebook account. Ngemplak District. Although the witness admits that he could not be sure that it is not a kite with LED lights. Sleman Regency. North Sulawesi Province (exact location unknown). AN1 103 84. However. at the same exact location for about ½ to 1 hour on each sighting. Wedomartani Village. after about 30 minutes the photograph turned blank without any image at all. One of the witnesses supposedly took a photograph of the object (using the built-in camera of a Blackberry Gemini 8520) and saw that photograph of the object looked like a star. according to the witness. A group of witnesses (between 3 . bright lights in the city skies. Time and Location 9 September Ciledug District. wobbly maneuver as it traversed the sky. Oddly enough. Event and Circumstances A witness reported seeing a strange object hovering in the skies near his home.10 people) reportedly saw several odd.  No. Yogyakarta Special Region. 83. The object is also seen together with 3 to 5 other smaller. The object was also reported to be showing slight movements (circling around and moving on a North to South heading). The round. A group of witnesses (2-3 people) reportedly saw an object with “blinking” red-yellow-blue lights in the sky.com/watch?v=1KyTn_y146Q. 10 September Babadan Hamlet. 32  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 82. about 500 meters from the ground (said to be approximately as high as 2 nearby high-voltage aerial transmission cables’ towers).07:30 PM. glimmering lights. disc-shaped object is said to have been seen two days in a row. 07:00 . night time (exact time unknown). he also underlined the fact that the object was supposedly quite large (about the size of a car).youtube. 7 PM . The witness has made a video recording of the object which was also said to have been witnessed by a lot of other people in the neighborhood. Banten Province.

can be seen in the photograph. Bandung Municipality. MA1 104 The initial witness has drawn a sketch of the sighting that looked like a disc-shaped object with two appendages on its lower back part. However. and a big light one on the under part. during the trip back to Jakarta the witness claimed that he did not see the object again. as he has made the same trip many times before and never seen the object. The object is stated to look oval-shaped with lots of lights on its sides. The sketch. Several points of reference. Time and Location 13 September Cipularang Toll Road (around KM 130). The sighted object itself is said to look like a blackcolored triangle that hovers in the sky. around 03:47 PM. In addition. 22 December Ngurah Rai Airport. on the afternoon of 22 December. 1:00 PM. The object vanished from view as it moved into higher altitude. resembling landing skids. without any sound or light. The witness proceeded to follow the object on a motorbike and managed to get some other people to see the phenomenon as well. with two of the prongs slightly bended almost like a helicopter landing skids. A witness spotted a strange looking light moving vertically and horizontally in the sky. 33  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 85. Bali province. Depok Municipality. The object was sighted for 5 minutes flying by quite low and slowly above a busy street leading to the airport. The sketch also suggested that the sighting took place near or by Bandung City’s suburb (which would explain the presence of the reported buildings). suggested a fairly large sized object. Buah Batu District. hovering above a quite busy street. 86. Buah Batu Toll exit gate. no other passengers other than the witness were reportedly aware of the object. The witness is also assured that it wasn’t a simple building decoration or balloon. West Java Province. A few witnesses reported sighting a strange object in the vicinity of Ngurah Rai Airport. Denpasar City. The object was assumed to be quite large as it was quite a distant away and yet still visible to the witness. Denpasar City. . 16 December Jl. showing a glowing object with dark perimeters. including street light poles. BETA UFO has yet to come to a conclusive assessment of the said photograph. FB1 104 Note The witness did not have time to take a photograph of the object but managed to draw a sketch that was submitted to the BETA UFO Facebook page. 87. Event and Circumstances A passenger on a chartered shuttle van heading to Bandung City reportedly saw an odd looking object in the sky from one of the vehicle’s window. 2 AM. The object is said to be shaped like a trident. Arif Rahman Hakim. FB1 103 A photograph of the sighting has been made and submitted to BETA UFO. West Java Province.  No. depicting a black triangle in the sky above some buildings.

is said to have been the size of a bus. Bali Province. although no entities were seen inside the object. The object. 10 PM. Event and Circumstances A villager craftsman from Tihingan hamlet reported to have witnessed a UFO phenomenon in his village in late December 2011. Banjarangkan District. Time and Location 31 December Tihingan Hamlet. The object was first sighted hovering without a sound at about the height of a coconut tree. Although the object was sighted for around 30 minutes the witness. and to have the classic disc shape to it. Bali Island. MA1 104 . white and green lights on its perimeter and a bright light coming from under it. sighted to the east of his home. did not took any photograph or video recording of it. with blue. He claimed to have climbed to the nd 2 floor of his home to have a better look at the object when it suddenly speed up and disappeared to the south. The object is also said to have portholes on its sides. for no reason.  No. Klungkung Regency. 34  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification 2 Note 88.

A witness reportedly sighted a green-colored discshaped object in the sky. Banjarmasin City. 25 July Jl. (Exact time unknown). A witness sighted a silvery round object that moved in the sky. Kampung Melayu. 3c. and how exactly did the three lights behave. It has also remained unclear what characteristics made the lights appear strange for the witness. Central Java Province. or how the sighting itself actually started and ended. The three lights then disappeared after being sighted for only a few seconds. 4d. A single witness reported seeing three strange lights appearing in the sky near his house. It is unclear how long the sighting lasted or how the object disappeared from the witness’ view. 5e. It is unclear how the light was positioned relative to the witness’ line of sight. 9 . Semarang City.  35  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Annex A2 – Unclear UFO Sightings/Related Phenomena Reports – 2011 No. It remains unclear if there are any other characteristics of the said light formation that makes them appeared unusual to the witness. for about 1 or 2 seconds. and was spotted for only a few seconds before disappearing from view. AN1 102 Lack of details in the reported sightings put the information in the unclear category. East Java Province. South Kalimantan Province. Classification Note 1a. AN1 103 FB1 103 FB1 102 . 6 PM. 17 May Plamongan Indah (Jasmine Park) Residential Complex. AN1 102 2b. West Java Province. 18 May Sukodono District. Time and Location 13 February Bandung City. exact time unknown. It is unclear what was the exact time of the sighting. East Semarang District. The light was described as something that ‘retracts’ away from the witness sight. Event and Circumstances A witness claimed to have seen a strange light in front of his/her house. It is not clear if the object was moving or stationary. Sidoarjo. Yogyakarta Special Region (exact time unknown). A witness claimed to have seen a formation of three lights in the city’s skies.10 PM 25 May Yogyakarta City.

Event and Circumstances A witness reportedly spotted a formation of uncanny lights in the city’s sky. It remains unclear if there are any other characteristics of the said light formation that makes them appeared unusual to the witness. with a black color and a reddish glow. FB1 104 8h. East Kalimantan Province. 13 September Sidoarjo Regency. A group of witnesses (2-3 people) reportedly saw a group of lights hovering in the sky in odd formation and maneuvers. Time and Location 11 August Samarinda City. Lack of details in the reported sightings put the information in the unclear category. It is also unclear how long the sighting lasted or how the object disappeared from the witness’ view. It remains unclear if there are any other characteristics of the said light formation that makes them appeared unusual to the witness.7 PM. The lights are said to look small and are blinking in succession. 6 . AN1 102                         . It is also unclear how the objects disappeared from the witness’ view. exact time unknown.  No. The object is said to be shaped like the dome of a mosque. The objects were sighted for about 45 minutes. East Java Province (exact location unknown). A witness reportedly sighted an unusual object moving across the sky before disappearing from view (it is unclear how the object disappeared from the witness’ sight). 36  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification Note 6f. 22 August Exact time and location unknown. FB1 102 7g.

could point to a number of plausible normal phenomena (one of which would be jet fighters on routine patrol or training around the city perimeter). tipped-over on one end of its ring. were said to be making maneuvers in the sky. as predicted by BETA UFO. East Jakarta region. A Noon IFO 100 B 6 March Menara BCA building. The witness did not disclose any other details of the reported sighting. even when it is seen making maneuvers. A group of witnesses saw a formation of lights in the sky. sighted for about 6 minutes long. 10 AM IFO 100 The witness has submitted a follow-up report stating that the object was indeed a smudge on the building’s window. C 07:26 PM IFO 100 The lack of details in the report puts this sighting in a probable IFO category. 21 August Duren Sawit District. The object was reportedly sighted for 8 minutes. Jakarta. Time Event and Circumstances A junior high school student was reported by the local press to have photographed a strange object flying in the sky as she was pointing her mobile phone to the sun. The light formation. The object looked like a shadow of the planet Saturn. Jl. seemingly hovering in the air near the building that was the focus of the photograph. At initial analysis BETA UFO suggested the possibility that it might be nothing more than a smudge either in the camera lens or in the building’s window. . Location 5 February Pemali District. but was only visible through the mobile phone camera lens A witness took a photograph of a nearby building and saw a strange object in the processed image. Thamrin. Central Jakarta region. Jakarta. Formation of lights.  37  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Annex A3 – IFOs and Hoax in Indonesia .2011 No.H. Bangka Belitung Province. M. 42nd Floor. Classification Note The phenomenon has been analyzed by BETA UFO as a simple black sun effect (BSE) case. in the Duren Sawit area.

on 16 May. Location 4 May Delta Mas City residential complex. Further investigation and local press coverage revealed that the formation was actually made on 4 May. The very first video posted on Youtube (http://www. by a group suspected to be an advertising agency.youtube.                             . West Java Province Time Event and Circumstances BETA UFO was made aware of a purported crop circle phenomena occurring on a paddy field near the Delta Mas. This includes photographs made by BETA UFO investigators that found some of the plants have been broken rather than bended down to the ground. Another video (http://www. 38  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 Classification D exact time unknown HOAX 230 Note Some photographs and video recordings have been made of the man-made crop circle in Cikarang.  No. The crop circle formation has since been identified used in a TV commercial for a snack product. Villagers revealed that they were paid some money to let the people create the crop circle formation on their paddy field. Cikarang area.com/watch?feature=pla yer_embedded&v=sqskYoO7WuA) clearly showed the use of the crop circle formation on a TV-advertising.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya2LL0 EiZfM) has since been removed after being identified by BETA UFO as an effort of misleading public perception into thinking that the formation might be real (perhaps in an effort to make a viral marketing campaign). Bekasi Regency. Cikarang Municipality.

at Menara BCA building.  . mistaken as UFO. that was caught in a photograph taken on 6 March 2011. Photographed on 5 February 2011 in Pemali District.  Annex B – Photographs Photograph (with a cropped zoom-in) of an unidentified object. in September 2011.          Photograph of an unidentified object taken on 26 January 2011.   A case of black sun effect. sighted in the skies near Batu City. in Jakarta. at the Kelapa Gading Sub-district area. East Java Province. in Jakarta.  A smudge. Bangka Belitung Province. mistaken as a UFO.

on 13 September 2011. Minomartani Village. . Denpasar City. suspected to be man-made.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 40  Photograph of one of the crop circle formations that appeared in Yogyakarta Special Region. Bali province. West Java Province. in May 2011.  Crop circle formations. at Mlandangan Hamlet. that were found on a paddy field.    Photograph (and cropped zoom-in) of an object sighetd on 22 December 2011. Central Java Province.  Sketch of a triangular object reported to have been sighted at the Cipularang Toll Road (around KM 130). at the Ngurah Rai Airport. on 24 January 2011.

The Hynek Classification System (created by Prof. This is Vallee’s attempt to unify his classification system with Hynek’s.bibliotecapleyades. and other instances of cryptozoology as well as elves and spirits. They include near-death experiences. religious miracles and visions. It is now used more often instead of the forerunner.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 41  Annex C – Vallee’s Data Classification System 3 The Vallee data classification system is a system used to categorize the various types of UFO and paranormal experiences invented by Dr Jacques Vallee. http://www. AN2 are anomalies with lasting physical effects. AN5 are cases of anomalous injuries or deaths.                                                              Information on J. The categories are as follows: AN1 are anomalies that do not have lasting physical effects.ufoevidence. such as amorphous lights or unexplained explosions. and to regularize the classification system. AN3 are anomalies with associated entities. yetis.com/2009/03/jacques-vallee-classification-of-ufo. Allen Hynek). and areas of flattened grass.org/documents/doc1553.blogspot. since it gives readers a more detailed summary of a case.html. such as some poltergeist phenomena. This class could include reports of ghosts. apports (materialized objects).htm#Additional_Information   3 . and many cases of out-of-body experiences. AN4 are those anomalous reports in which witnesses experience personal interaction with entities in the reality of the entities themselves. Vallee’s system can be found (among other places) in http://ufodatabase. J. and to incorporate those "psychic" or otherwise anomalous reports which he believes have a connection with the UFO phenomenon.htm and http://www.net/esp_autor_vallee. such as spontaneous combustion or unexplained wounds or even permanent healing.

CE3 is the class of close encounters that involve "entities" or "occupants". site visit (second digit) and possible explanations (third digit). CE5 encompasses cases of Close Encounters in which the witnesses have suffered permanent injuries or other physiological effects. firsthand. 4 Site visit by a skilled analyst."Marks" out of four are given for the three categories of source reliability (first digit). SVP RATING As an addition to the classification system Vallee also added credibility ratings. FB5 would be a flyby as a result of which the witnesses would suffer permanent injuries or deaths. FB3 is a flyby of an object accompanied by the observation of beings on board. secondhand. A rating of 222 or higher indicates the case was reported by a reliable source. 2 Natural explanation requires major alteration of one parameter. a maneuver. 3 Site visit by a reliable investigator with some experience. SOURCE RELIABILITY RATING 0 Unknown or unreliable source. given the evidence. or answer unknown. 4 No natural explanation possible. MA3 contains the cases of objects with discontinuous trajectories when beings are observed on board. FB2 is a flyby accompanied by physical evidence. CE1 is the class of objects seen on the ground or at a short distance to the observer. . 4 Firsthand personal interview with the witness by a source of proven reliability. or a loop). CE4 encompasses the abduction reports in which the witness has not only seen the occupants but claims to have extensively interacted with them inside their craft. MA2 includes those cases that give rise to physical effects in addition to a discontinuous trajectory. 2 Reliable source. MA5 is a maneuver as a result of which the witnesses suffer permanent injury or death. CE2 is the class of close encounters in which physical effects or traces were present. SITE VISIT RATING 0 No site visit.  Indonesian UFO Case Review 2011 42  FB1 is a simple sighting of a UFO "flying by" in the sky. the site has been visited and a natural explanation would require a major alteration of at least one parameter. including death. the category most frequently reported. 3 Reliable source. POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS RATING 0 Data consistent with one or more natural causes. 2 Site visited by persons familiar with the phenomena. 3 Natural explanation requires major alteration of several parameters. FB4 is a flyby where the witness experienced a transformation of his or her reality into the reality of the object or its occupants. 1 Site visit by a casual person not familiar with the phenomena. MA4 covers instances of maneuvers accompanied by a sense of transformation of reality for the percipient. 1 Natural explanation requires only slight modification of the data. 1 Report attributed to a known source of unknown or uncalibrated reliability. MA1 gathers those UFO observations that involve an object with a discontinuous trajectory (such as a drop.

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