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Alabama UFO Sightings in 1977

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Alabama during 1977.

How many Alabama UFO sightings were there in 1977?

  • There were 3 officially reported UFO sightings in Alabama in 1977.
  • In 1977, Alabama ranked #30 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Alabama ranks #38 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1977, with an average of 0.09 reports per 100,000 residents.

Alabama Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1977

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Anniston, AL 1 UFO Reports

Alabama UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 3 UFO sighting reports in Alabama from 1977 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Alabama UFO Sighting Reports in 1977

This is a sampling of 20 Alabama UFO reports from 1977, presented as they were submitted other than paragraph breaks added for easier readability where necessary.

You can click the 'Report' link to view the original report along with any photos that may have been submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

, AL

Full Report Text:

was I dreaming or what UFO Experience To this day I have never gotten over my strange encounter experience that occurred once upon a time around August of 1977. While driving on I-65 going south through Alabama/Tennessee and it was late at night probably around 11 pm as well, I truly had a close encounter with whatever, which is all I can say. At the time my now ex-wife was sleeping beside me in the car so she new nothing about it as it was happening and when I woke her up after this event was over she shrugged it off as a figment of my imagination even though she noticed that I was flushed and sweaty.

What occurred was that I saw a very large and extremely bright light that reminded me of a locomotive train light just behind me about 50yds or so just appear suddenly and it followed me at the same pace but its movement was so strange to me as I noticed because it didn't fluxuate with the contour of the road as I was moving or was I and there was no sound as if a helicopter. I wanted to alert my wife but I felt controlled as if in a trance or some hypnotic mind control and the only thing I felt that I could do was to only use my eyes to just look in the forward direction which caused me to keep glancing in the rear view mirror from time to time and as well, I noticed my palms were sweaty but for sure this was all I was allowed to do, I felt controlled to only be able to keep my hands on the wheel. It seemed like for ages even though in this report I say maybe a half hour and just as it appeared so did it suddenly disappear but to tell you the truth, I don't really remimber how long that this occurrence was happening or maybe time was standing still or whatever, I don't really know.

The other thing that I keep going over and over in my mind besides the light is that I noticed there were no cars in either direction all the time this occurrence was happening up until it was gone which also seemed strange for an interstate highway But anyway the years have passed and the other day I was watching the history channel on ufo's and strange sightings so I was compelled to go on the net and do a little surfing and your site came up and well, now you know mine. I never felt comfortable talking about this subject even to this day but it seems like a lot of people are coming forward so, why not I.

08/15/77 11:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 30 min

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Anniston, AL

Full Report Text:

Summary : Approx. six glowing silent objects flying over head at high rate of speed in broad daylight at ft. Mcclellan, Alabama July 1977 Solid overcast day.

Objects glowed and details of construction could not be seen other than the fact they appeared to be saucer shaped and at a low altitude due to cloud cover. I watched them for approx. 5 seconds until they flew out of sight over the trees.

I saw them very clearly, most amazing thing I've ever seen. I don't know who else saw it because I didn't ask.

07/01/77 12:00 PM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 5 seconds(?)

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, AL

Full Report Text:

Bright Light hovered and followed me Date of Sighting: June 1977 Location of Sighting: Alabama/Tennessee Keep Private My true story experiences, I am now 57 yrs old and have never gotten over my experience at a time around June 1977, while driving through Alabama/Tennessee going south on the interstate highway I-65 and late at night, probably around 10pm and please keep in mind that I never have really talked about my experiences, just so I was not looked at as being crazy. It seems now is the time to talk about it, why now?, why you?, who knows. I was driving south on a summer night when all of a sudden, I felt like I had a close encounter with whatever it was.

At the time, my now exwife was sleeping beside me in the car, so she new nothing about it, as it was happening and when I woke her up after this event was over, she shrugged it off as a figment of my imagination even though she noticed that I was flushed and sweaty. What occurred was that I saw an extremely bright and very large light that reminded me of a locomotive train light just behind me about 50 yds just appear suddenly and it followed me at the same pace but its movement was so strange to me because it didnt fluxuate with the contour of the road and there was no sound as if a helicopter. I wanted to alert my wife but I felt controlled as if in a trance or some hypnotic mind control and the only thing I noticed was that I could only use my eyes to just look in the forward direction but I kept glancing in the rear view mirror from time to time and I also noticed my palms were sweaty but for sure this was all I was allowed to do, I felt like I could only keep my hands on the wheel.

I felt like it seemed for ages that this strange event was happening or maybe time was standing still or whatever, I dont really know, even to this day, its always in the back of my mind, haunting me. I also noticed that there were no cars in either direction until it was gone which also seemed strange but anyway the years have passed and I was watching the history channel and it talked of ufo's and strange sightings so I was compelled to go on the net and do a little surfing and your site came up and well now you know mine. I never felt comfortable about talking about this subject even to this day but it seems like alot of people are coming forward, so why not I.

But after this episode my life literally changed around me, it steered me away from the RF communications (New Products prototype engineering) and into the New Products or unusual products of Defense electronics as well as travelling into far away lands for Defense Corporations. It's funny how a strange experience can help drive you into different arenas or was I being driven by something else, but anyway, I have had a lifetime of experiences working in and around the unusual, which has lead me to either live or travel into 16 countries, why me?, but they are finished with me now and its only a matter of time before I fade from existence. Oh by the way, when I was around 15, a few of my friends and I were just hanging out late one night and we all saw what I can only say was a flying cigar shaped craft with no wings and lights around it travelling across the sky and we noticed it for at least 5 minutes but we just shrugged it off and by the way I went into the studies of Electronics after this episode at this young age, was it my choice or was I being driven, who knows? ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate.

PD)).

06/16/77 10:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 30

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Alabama UFO Sightings From 1977 By Shape

This is a standardized set of shapes a UFO report can be filed under.

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Light 2 reported sightings 66.67% of all reports
Disk 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1977 By Month

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the month the sighting occured in.

Month Sightings % Of Total
June 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
July 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
August 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1977 By Weekday

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the day of the week the sighting occured on.

Weekday Sightings % Of Total
Thursday 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Friday 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Monday 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1977 By Date (Top 5)

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the date the sighting occured on, limited to the top 5 dates with the most sightings.

Date Sightings % Of Total
07/01/77 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
08/15/77 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
06/16/77 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1977 By Time

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the time of day the sighting occured during. We took logical 4 hour windows in order to split the day into early morning, morning, afternoon, evening, night, and late night buckets for this analysis.

Time Of Day Hours Sightings % Of Total
Night 20:00 - 23:59 2 reported sightings 66.67% of all reports
Afternoon 12:00 - 15:59 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

All Alabama Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1977

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Alabama, in 1977

City Number of Reports View Reports
Anniston 1 UFO Reports Anniston UFO Sightings in 1977

Other Years with Reported UFO Sightings in Alabama

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports are filed per year in Alabama.

Year Number of Reports View Reports
2024 7 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2024
2023 57 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2023
2022 76 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2022
2021 21 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2021
2020 64 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2020
2019 62 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2019
2018 31 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2018
2017 64 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2017
2016 51 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2016
2015 65 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2015
2014 130 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2014
2013 87 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2013
2012 67 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2012
2011 41 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2011
2010 26 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2010
2009 35 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2009
2008 51 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2008
2007 53 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2007
2006 36 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2006
2005 39 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2005
2004 27 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2004
2003 42 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2003
2002 19 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2002
2001 14 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2001
2000 21 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2000
1999 30 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1999
1998 18 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1998
1997 11 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1997
1996 7 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1996
1995 13 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1995
1994 9 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1994
1993 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1993
1992 7 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1992
1991 1 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1991
1989 1 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1989
1988 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1988
1987 4 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1987
1986 2 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1986
1985 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1985
1984 6 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1984
1981 1 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1981
1980 5 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1980
1979 2 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1979
1978 6 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1978
1977 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1977
1976 4 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1976
1975 6 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1975
1974 5 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1974
1973 14 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1973
1972 6 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1972
1971 2 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1971
1970 2 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1970
1969 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1969