Last updated on June 1, 2024

Alabama UFO Sightings in 1985

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Alabama during 1985.

How many Alabama UFO sightings were there in 1985?

  • There were 3 officially reported UFO sightings in Alabama in 1985.
  • In 1985, Alabama ranked #27 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Alabama ranks #31 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1985, with an average of 0.08 reports per 100,000 residents.

Alabama Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1985

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Auburn, AL 1 UFO Reports
2 Columbia, AL 1 UFO Reports
3 Lanett, AL 1 UFO Reports

Alabama UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 3 UFO sighting reports in Alabama from 1985 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Alabama UFO Sighting Reports in 1985

This is a sampling of 20 Alabama UFO reports from 1985, 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).

Auburn, AL

Full Report Text:

Bright lighted object 30 feet above me, rose, sped away, emitted shower of sparks in distance This is very inexact. I know the decade - the 80s; I know the day - Friday; I know the time - 5:30; I know the season - winter. I know the time and day because I was meeting my husband, a University Professor, after he left school, at the house of friends for a drink before going out for dinner.

It had to be winter because it was already dark. I took back streets to avoid stop lights, had stopped at a two-way stop and, because there were no other cars in sight, was preparing to cross the intersection when all at once shining above me was a bright, bright white light, not a searchlight type beam, but a hovering object with light diffused all around and about, seeming to come from within. It could not have been more than 30 feet above me and made no sound at all.

I was so startled that I couldn't take note of any particulars. It just radiated light. I couldn't move, but after no more than a minute, the light rose straight up to a great height and sped away in a north westerly direction, very straight and purposeful, very rapid.

I followed it with my eyes and headed in the same direction in my car but it was moving much too rapidly and I couldn't of course follow a straight course. When it was just a speck of far-away light, a shower of sparks fell from it and it was gone. When I got to the home of our friends, I told them my story and then called the police to ask if anyone had reported an unknown object in the sky.

No one had. I can't imagine that I was the only one who saw it. Perhaps there were those who wondered at it but didn't report it, or perhaps those seeing something streaking across the sky didn't think it unusual.

I probably would have been among any of those except that I had seen that object rise from just above me before it sped away. I had no idea what to do with such information and, too, didn't want to be among those being laughed at for telling outlandish stories about flying saucers. So - I filed it away in my memory bank and thought of it seldom until I saw the Jennings program the other night.

This inexact description of events of that evening probably does not advance knowledge re UFOs at all but at least and at last I've told it. I am a feet-on-the-ground sort of person; never before had I experienced something of that kind, nor have I since. ((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate.

We have assigned an arbitrary date above. PD)).

12/15/85 5:30 PM

UFO Shape: unknown

Lasted: 5 min. +

Report

Columbia, AL

Full Report Text:

I was only 14 when I went outside to get away from the plumbers beating and nailing,when I saw this object that resembled something like a fighter jet.But this was huge and gave off all types of colors with no sound.I'm not a scientist,but it looked like all types of gases came together to form it because how abstract all the colors were.

Just random,green,yellow,red,etc.Bright colors.I ran inside to get my mother.

She went back to get the plumber.His reply was"I don't know what the hell that is"In about an hour,it very slowly faded away.Later that night it made the news as a weather ballon.

I have yet to see a weather ballon or any other ballon resemble this. ((NUFOR Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD)).

08/16/85 7:00 PM

UFO Shape: other

Lasted: 1.5

Report

Lanett, AL

Full Report Text:

It came, it saw , it left but where did it go or come from? I should not be mentioning this stuff due to the fact that it has been a long time ago but I know what I saw. I just want to get it off my chest and find out if such a phenomenom is possible. I was sitting on a bench with a friend of mind in his mother's backyard.

It was night time and we were talking about jobs. I looked up into the night sky which was clear but had a few clouds. Within a matter of seconds, a solid ball of light come out of no where, from right to left, as if from an invisible door.

It stopped and just hovered for about 5 seconds then it returned back from left to right into that invisible door persay. I think about it every other chance I get. Especially when I see perculiar documentaries on tv.

I do not need to have correct gramma because I know what I saw and I do believe whenever I see facts that such a thing is possible, I will feel at ease. Thank you for listening. Now, you can shred it as though it is a mere prank.

I ! know it happened and that is all that matters to me. ((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. Date is approximate.

PD)).

05/01/85 8:30 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 10 seconds

Report

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1985 By Shape

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

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Unknown 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Other 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Light 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1985 By Month

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

Month Sightings % Of Total
May 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
December 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
August 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1985 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
Wednesday 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Sunday 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Friday 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1985 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
12/15/85 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
08/16/85 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
05/01/85 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 1985 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
Evening 16:00 - 19:59 2 reported sightings 66.67% of all reports
Night 20:00 - 23:59 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

All Alabama Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1985

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Alabama, in 1985

City Number of Reports View Reports
Auburn 1 UFO Reports Auburn UFO Sightings in 1985
Columbia 1 UFO Reports Columbia UFO Sightings in 1985
Lanett 1 UFO Reports Lanett UFO Sightings in 1985

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