The 2000 UFO Chronology

Magazine cover, courtesy of Jim Klotz & Les Treece-Sinclair

Released, July 15, 2009, updated 11 Aug. 2009

This is currently a 5-page UFO chronology
. Our thanks for these chronologies must go to the A-Team, in partcular, Richard Hall, Dan Wilson (archive researcher), and Jean Waskiewicz (online NICAP DBase [NSID]. You will note the many foreign reports that we are now being able to access. Our special thanks to Dan Wilson for getting those to us. As more come in, this page will be updated. Previous chronologies (1947 to 1969) involved the expertise of two other team members; Rebecca Wise (Project Blue Book Archive) and Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns). Other entries are those filed with Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle and researcher Michael Swords.

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

The  UFO Chronology

Jan. 2, 2000; Yucca Valley, CA
9:30 PM. A silver-gray object flew south in a straight trajectory over Yucca Valley. It made a low humming sound and had a tail of bright orange flame. The UFO was reported to the FAA by aviators, ground observers, and radio news stations. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), April 2000, p. 16, citing Filer's Files).
Jan. 2, 2000; Mission, British Columbia
1:15 AM. A man in Mission, British Columbia saw an object larger than a van hovering outside his home. It made no sound. An occupant was observed inside the craft. (Source: Geoff Dittman, UFO Research Manitoba, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey, case 1).

Jan. 5, 2000; Nr. Scott AFB, Belleville, IL
Police officers track giant UFO. (MUFON Journal, march 2000 issue)

Cat 4.  Dogs react to horizontal row of bright lights hovering  in the sky

Feb. 22, 2000; Mexico City, Mexico
2:00 AM. A disc hovered low over a soccer field in Mexico City, Mexico. It flashed multi-colored lights, then departed. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2000, p. 36).

Feb. 23, 2000; Naples, Italy
Two cylindrical UFOs circled the Agnano housing development in Naples, Italy during the day, then ascended to a high altitude in a zigzag motion, one faster than the other. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), June 2000, p. 37).

Feb. 26, 2000; Waterford, Ontario, Canada
Three disc-shaped objects, estimated to be three times the size of 747s, were sighted flying in a V-shaped formation over Waterford, Ontario. They made a 90 degree turn together. The sighting lasted two minutes. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey, case 34).

March 23, 2000; West Belfast, Northern Ireland
On this night a factory worker driving in County Antrim from West Belfast, Northern Ireland saw an egg-shaped light in sky, that started pacing his car. Panicked, he sped along road, but then was inexplicably overcome by the urge to stop the car. His last feeling before blacking out was of he and his car being lifted. He awoke six hours later and his next memory was of driving home. (Sources: Lynn Picknett, The Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 178; UFO Magazine (USA), July 2000, p. 25, citing CAUS).

March 26, 2000; Pittsburgh, PA
10:45 PM. Two witnesses observed a triangular object that crossed the sky over Pittsburgh at steady pace and a high altitude. Its shape was defined by a number of grayish-white, non-blinking lights. It flew to the northeast, and made no sound. According to one witness “the object had to be huge� since it was very high up, but could clearly be seen as it blocked out a portion of the clear sky as it moved. (Source: Stan Gordon, Pennsylvania Center for UFO Research,

March 30, 2000; Little Fox Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada
5:00 AM. A young couple and their small boy, driving near Little Fox Lake spotted a 40-foot wide disc hovering some 300 feet away from them. The UFO shot across the road at "incredible speed", then stopped abruptly and briefly before shooting off at a 90º angle. The car's lights and tape deck ceased working when the UFO was nearby. (Sources: UFO Research Manitoba, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey, case 50; UFO Magazine (USA), July 2000, p. 24; Jerry Clark, 2002 Unexplained Phenomena Calendar).

April 8, 2000; New Delhi, India
11:55 PM. A yellowish orange cigar shaped UFO approached Gandhi International Airport. It flew at a high altitude, halted over a cargo terminal, hovered, descended, wobbled, then vanished. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), July 2000, p. 25).
April 9, 2000; Hot Springs, AS
4:30 AM. A motorist driving in Hot Springs saw an enormous, pinkish metallic cigar-shaped UFO 100 feet above the road. It stopped in front of the car. He blacked out. When he came to he smelled an odor of something burning. He recalls a high-pitched buzzing sound, and has recollections of an exam table. His back is bruised. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), July 2000, p. 24).
April 23, 2000; northern NV
6:40 PM . A mathematician flying on a commercial airliner from Denver, Colorado to San Jose, California saw a "circular silvery object with a rounded top" speed by several thousand feet below him somewhere over northern Nevada. He was able to calculate that the domed disc-shaped craft would have had a diameter of 55 feet, and a speed of about 3,000 mph. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, April 2000 archived webpage; Lynn Picknett, Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 182; UFO Magazine (USA), September 2000, p. 28).

May 8, 2000; outside of Juniper and Kamloops, British Columbia
9:05 PM. A triangular object hovered over the mountains outside of Juniper and Kamloops, British Columbia. It split into four smaller triangles, and changed color. Some powerful strobe lights hit the mountain, then the pieces reformed to make one object, which shot up vertically. (Sources: UFO Magazine (USA), September 2000, p. 28; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle).

May 14, 2000; Tuckeron, NJ
9:25 PM. A triangle shaped object with red and green lights flew low over the Garden State Parkway. The UFO flew silently toward another unknown red circular object in the distance. The red object flew off to the west. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), September 2000, p. 29).

May 26, 2000; east of Mexico City, Mexico
6:40 PM. The pilot of a DC-9 airliner sighted a domed disc flying at 9,500 feet altitude. The object was flying to the east of Mexico City, Mexico. (Source: Carlos Alberto Guzman Rojas, Los OVNIs y la Aviacion Mexicana, p. 271).

June 7, 2000; near Alice Springs,Northern Territory, Australia
6:30 PM. North of Pine Gap a married couple's dogs barked madly as a disc-shaped object with orange around the edge hovered close by. It lit up the area and was described as looking like "trees were on fire." It hovered, then moved out of sight. (Source: Keith Douglas, Victorian UFO Research Society website).

June 22, 2000; near Providence, RI
10:30 PM. A westbound commercial airliner flying at 8,000 feet altitude observed an egg-shaped object standing on end. The top and bottom of the object was spiked with three points each. Air traffic control confirmed the presence of a radar target one mile from the aircraft. It drifted toward the east until it was lost from radar. (Source: UFO Magazine, December 2000, p. 32).

July 7, 2000; Red Rock Canyon, NV
9:21 PM. A luminous oval or disc-shaped object shone a bright white light beam down toward the ground. It radiated a fog from around its periphery. Its light snapped off, and the UFO vanished, and the canyon filled with a greenish-blue fog that lasted for ten minutes. A helicopter flew over the area later that same night. There was also another report of a white object shining through a green haze in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 9:30 p.m., and at 10:10 p.m a witness in Winnemucca, Nevada, reported that a beam of light came from a bright circular object, which left a green residue in the sky. (Sources: UFO Magazine (USA), December 2000, p. 32, citing CAUS; Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, July 2000 archived webpage).

July 14, 2000; Rennes, France
On this night a woman had just returned to her house when she saw a disc-shaped object surrounded by bright lights descend overhead and land in her garden. Two figures came out of the object. They had oval-shaped heads, bulging eyes, and large "cauliflower-like" ears that stuck out the side of their heads. The humanoids were wearing red colored combination suits. They spoke to the witness and she fell to the ground and went into a deep sleep. When she awoke the beings and the object were gone. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, citing GREPI).

July 16, 2000; Columbus, NE
11:40 PM. The 17-year-old witness reported encountering a large glowing sphere in a field. The object had small protrusions on the bottom. Stunned and unable to move, he stood watching the object when a five-feet tall Grey humanoid with huge pitch-black eyes approached him. The being stared at him intensely and seemed to analyze him. It had small holes for ears, no nose, and a small slit for a mouth that never changed position. After about five minutes the figure and the object disappeared. The witness remained paralyzed for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case # 3795, citing UFO Abductions Raw Data Page & UFO Watch).
July 25, 2000; Viegues Island, Puerto Rico
Fisherman off the south coast of Viegues Island sighted a huge disc with a great many blinking lights surrounding it. On the bottom of the object was a big green light that beamed down to the ocean surface. The UFO hovered 100 feet over the ocean surface while a huge volume of water rose and entered the object. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), December 2000, p. 33).

Aug. 13, 2000; Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
8:15 PM. A saucer-shaped object was observed moving erratically around a cloud. (Source: Geoff Dittman, 2000 Canadian UFO Survey, case # 136).

Aug. 17, 2000; Essex County, NJ
10:24 PM. Motorists on the New Jersey Turnpike near the Newark International Airport watched a fast moving silver sphere pass by at high speed. It glinted in the morning sun, and made no sound as it flew off to the north. Car radios reportedly had static during the sighting. (Source: UFO Magazine (USA), December 2000, p. 33, citing CAUS).

Sept. 27, 2000; Challis, ID
Cat 4. Mules do not respond to low triangle

Oct. 5, 2000; Middleton Wood, England
9:10 PM. An object resembling a giant disc "with a bite taken out of the bottom," with yellow, orange and blue lights, markings, and a dark circle in the center, hovered over some woods in Middleton Wood, England. A videotape was made as the object seemed to expand and get smaller. It also emitted pulses of light. (Source: UFO Magazine (UK), January 2001, pp. 58-59).

Nov. 23, 2000; Atlanta, GA
9:30 PM.  Several high-quality witnesses in Atlanta reported sighting waves of disc-shaped objects that flew against the wind and above the clouds in formations of two to twelve from 9:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. At least 50 UFOs were sighted moving toward the north-northeast for a total of about 15 minutes. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, December 2000 archived webpage; George Filer, Filer's Files, 2000, issue #49).