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10 Things To Do if You See a UFO

John Royer searches for UFOs over Emmaus, and across the Lehigh Valley.

In an interview with The Morning Call, Patch reader and Emmaus resident  explains how twice he saw a big, black triangular object in the sky, at night, that blocked out the stars.

One of those objects, Royer says, appeared over  in 2003.

Those experiences got him interested in UFOs, and his research led him to become a volunteer field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network, called MUFON.

Royer, 65, retired as a drafting instructor from Lincoln Technical Institute, and is a graduate of Lafayette College. Now he investigates dozens of sightings throughout the Lehigh Valley, most of which, he says, are mistakes.

Royer makes no judgment about what he or others think the saw, but in the interview he says, 'I believe there is something flying around out there that we don’t know about.'

Read the complete story in The Morning Call.

What about you? Have you ever seen a UFO? When, what did you see? Let us know.

In the mean time, according to MUFON, if you have a close encounter in the future, here are 10 things you should do:

1. REMAIN CALM, but protect yourself from any hazards real or perceived.

2. Be objective. Not every UFO is extraterrestrial.

3. Use a camcorder or camera to record the event.

4. If you have a tape recorder, record your description of the event as it happens.

5. If other witnesses are present ask them to also write or record their observations.

6. If the UFO left some trace of its presence behind do not disturb the area around it.

7. If the sighting is from a distance, at an arms length, what would it take to cover up the object? A Quarter? A Penny?

8. Try to judge the distance from you to the object, the objects altitude, and its speed.

9. Should you encounter some type extraterrestrial being associated with the craft be prepared to take evasive action to protect yourself.

10. Immediately report the event to a UFO research organization.

JR January 19, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Check Delaware MUFON.
JR January 19, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Mr. Royer is back after some mishaps of a family nature.
JR January 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Have you seen anything since?
Jules August 22, 2012 at 01:49 AM
At around 330am I went to smoke a cig out side my apt in Emmuas pa aug 21 and so a really bright star then toy amazement it started zigzagging in between two stars then it'd stop and look like a star again then it would move again sometimes straight up others sideways and straight down then it' would look like it was being pulled back up into the sky after taking several pics and blowing them up u can make out a clear shape of a ship of some sort - amazed
Dr. DiAnn Walker June 04, 2013 at 09:00 AM
I recently believe I saw a UFO! I live in California, and my front porch faces mountains. The last week in May, as I sat on my front porch with my brother watching the mountains, a long rectangle appeared from behind the clouds and stood motionless. I remarked to my brother, "look at that, it's not moving!" We watched it for several minutes, and I remarked, "what plan can remain motionless for that long?' I then looked to see if it were a banner, but then a banner would be pulled by a plan, again making it move across the sky, but it did not move. Suddenly a smaller rectangle appeared at the tail of this object, I again remarked to my brother, "Do you see that? He replied yes! I then ran to get the binoculars , and it took me about 30 seconds, but just as suddenly as it Appeared, it disappeared as a small plane flew by. Ever since that day, I have kept the binoculars close by! Having been in the military, I recognize a plane when I see one. I also retired from NASA so I know what I saw!!" By the way, the time was approximately 7:30 p.m. In the evening, not dark yet! Dr. DiAnn Walker

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