SUBJECT: Screaming sounds firmly linked to UFO sighting
LOCATION: Morehead, Kentucky (Rowan County)
DATE: Friday, November 21, 2003
TIME: Between 9 and 10:00 p.m.
In effort to further explore the report of 'unidentified
lights' and screaming sounds alleged in Morehead,
Kentucky, an internet search was conducted to
retrieve the address and phone numbers of residents of
Adams Lane (law officer earlier contacted had advised
of the search taking place near this location).
After a "reverse lookup" was conducted at the internet
resource http://www.theultimates.com one residency was
identified on Adams Lane in Morehead, Kentucky.
That number was called around 6:30 p.m. this evening
(Sunday, November 30, 2003) and I inquired if anyone
could help me with information about the report of
screaming sounds heard around one week earlier.
The call was received by Dr. Virgil Davis, a U.K.
"I was here when the screams were heard," he said.
"There were some loud, blood-curdling screams but nobody
could find out anything more."
I then asked if Dr. Davis knew anything about any UFO
sighting and he said: "Yes, I saw it."
Dr. Davis said that he was driving toward his home on
Friday, November 21 between 9 and 10:00 p.m. with his 2
sons, 15 and 18-years old (He recalls the specific date,
knowing that one son is in college and would not have
been home any day except Friday).
While driving, they all spotted a soundless aerial
object over a nearby open field that was described as an
oval-shaped, white-colored light source as big as a pea
held at arms length which moved "like a
hummingbird would move."
The object, seen in the dark and clear night skies, was
relatively high when first seen and was "coming down,
moving in increments as if an elevator would drop and
stay there awhile, then drop and stay there awhile," Dr.
After the first 3 or 4 minutes of visual observation,
the object began moving around to different parts of the
sky. They got out of car to see if they could identify
this object and verified to their satisfaction that the
object was not a plane, helicopter or aurora borealis.
"My first inclination was to rationalize what this
object could have been," Dr. Davis said. "rather than
jumping to conclusions. After we ruled out the various
possible explanations we assumed that this was a UFO."
"I know for a fact that there was no explanation for
this object and I'm just glad I had my two sons with me
to see it," he said.
After observing this object for a few minutes, Dr. Davis
and his 2 sons got back in the car and drove on to their
home under a certain sense of apprehension.
"I would say that our feeling was more a sense of
apprehension than fear," he said, "I did not know what
it was we were looking at and had some concern that it
might or could have spotted us."
After driving the short distance to their house, they
went to a second floor bedroom and looked out the window
to the northwest where they continued to watch the
object. It descended lower toward the ground and seemed
to be settling in a nearby field where its color had
shifted from a white to an orange. As the object got
lower and lower to the ground, it became bigger and its
color changed to a reddish light.
He said that the size of the object increased from a pea
at arms length to a dime at arms length, stressing that
its size, from his perspective, was "not quite as
drastic as a nickel at arms length."
"There was like a vacuum of silence while we watched
this," Dr. Davis said, "it was like everything was real
quiet, at a standstill and then when it became a red
color, everything went crazy."
Dr. Davis said that animals in the area suddenly erupted
in a frenzy. His neighbors dog was barking crazily and
his German Shepherd dog tried to break its chain.
From his perspective, the object descended to the ground
but was not certain that it touched or made contact with
the ground as trees prevented him from seeing this with
"At that point, after this object got red, it just 'shot
off' like a dart, some kind of acceleration and
it just took off to the west. We just stood there
He said the sighting lasted for an estimated 10 to 15
"I was very reluctant to call the police about a UFO
sighting," he said, "at that point, we were not going to
"Right after that my 2-sons went back outside and heard
the screaming. It was a female voice. They got in the
car and within minutes had called from their cell phone
to say that they had been hearing screaming sounds in
the field where this thing came down," he said.
"Approximately 20-minutes after the UFO sighting the
police were at my door, there were about 20 officers and
a rescue squad over in the field where I spotted the
UFO. They were combing the area and had asked me what I
knew about someone screaming."
"Apparently, others had heard the screaming sounds."
I asked Dr. Davis if he could explain what was heard and
he emphasized that he did not hear the screaming sounds
himself, that his 2 sons heard the disturbing commotion,
along with other residents in the area that notified law
Dr. Davis paused from our conversation to check with one
of his sons, asking if he could recount the nature of
the screaming sounds. He said it was a desperate, blood
curdling scream of a female voice that kept saying:
"Help me, oh my God, help me!"
"Apparently several people had heard the screaming, I
don't know how long it lasted," he said.
When the police arrived at his doorstep knocking on his
door (an estimated 15 minutes after the UFO departed),
Dr. Davis volunteered information about the UFO
"I took the officer to the side and explained to him
that this is going to sound crazy, but I need to tell
you what I saw tonight."
"I told the police about the UFO after they came to the
door, I don't know if anyone else saw the UFO but the
officer taking my report took me seriously. He didn't
write anything down while I talked with him," Dr. Davis
When asked if the police officer indicated that anyone
else had also witnessed the UFO, Dr. Davis said that the
police officer said he had seen a UFO also, but was
uncertain if he was referring to the same object or a
separate, unrelated sighting.
Dr. Davis said that aside from reporting this to the
police officer who knocked on his door, he had not
reported this sighting to any other person and that he
was not the source for the report which was submitted to
The National UFO Reporting Center. He was
puzzled how the report made it to NUFORC and said that
neither he, nor his sons, reported the sighting to
"I'm still trying to figure out who reported this," Dr.
Davis said after our conversation. He went on to say how
he got "freaked out" when the cops came to the door
asking about the screaming sounds.
He described the area of his residence as isolated and
surrounded by fields and woodland. His road is paved. He
emphasized that the screaming sounds came from the
immediate area where the unidentified object had came to
the ground. "The screaming sounds came from the field,
and I have no explanation for it."
Dr. Davis, who teaches psychology for the Ashland,
Kentucky Community College branch of the University of
Kentucky, also said that he had previously seen a UFO
when he was in his Freshman year in college at Morehead
State University in 1976. He said the object was similar
to what he saw on Friday, November 21, 2003.
I am deeply impressed by Dr. Davis and his efforts to
remain objective and rationalize various explanations
about the sighting. Based on his observation, the object
in question is nothing to do with Aurora Borealis or
'northern lights.' Dr. Davis allowed permission to use
his name and employment in this report, having no
objection to it attached with the UFO sighting and
situation involving a search party near his home.
Information furnished by Dr. Davis sheds new light on
this case. Comments from him directly contradict the
dismissive approach taken by law officers in remarks
made during earlier inquiries (who also incorrectly
advised that the event was on Sunday, November 23)
regarding a UFO situation that corresponds with the
When informed that a Morehead policeman and a fire
rescue officer told me that "someone had seen the
northern lights," Dr. Davis scoffed at the suggestion
and was in disbelief.
"I can't believe they said that, this was definitely not
the northern lights."
He said that tomorrow he will inspect the 50-acre field
where the object descended.
The report to N.U.F.O.R.C. suggests that the UFO was
also sighted by witnesses with the rescue squad
responding to the scene. This might suggest that the
screaming sound was heard simultaneous to the visual
sighting of the UFO. Peter Davenport of N.U.F.O.R.C.
states: "The person who submitted the sighting report
for Morehead, KY, provided no personal or contact
information, to include no e-address. It "reads" as if
it was submitted by a member of the team that was
dispatched, i.e. it reads as if someone just copied a
written record of the dispatch. I would have responded
to the report, save for the absence of any means of
contacting the source."
That report states: "Morehead-Rowan Co. Rescue Sq. had
a call from MPD of a female crying for help x3. From 2
witness then there was a bright light in the sky for
about 1 min. RESCUE SQ. arrived on scene and
started searching the area 1st & 2nd witness reported
seeing this .The fire dept.
was ask to begin searching with the thermal imaging
camera with no results found. Res. of Morehead was one
of the witnesses. Unless there is a confirmed report
of a missing person, the search will not be continued."
The report of desperate, blood curdling screams from a
woman crying "Help me, Oh God, Help me" mar this case
with a disturbing sense of unusual dread. Clearly, there
was a problem taking place and this report raises the
specter of reported UFO/human abduction or interaction.
Morehead, Kentucky is an estimated 45-miles south of
Flemingsburg, Kentucky, where a crop formation appeared
in a rye field in the
spring of this year. A flap of crop formations and UFO
sightings also bewildered Southern Ohio in the summer
of 2003, and during this flap one strange account of a
woman found in a Southern Ohio soybean field is under
investigative consideration. There is no certainty
that this situation can be linked to the UFO or crop
circle flap aside from the chronological and regional
closeness, but the woman - who was hospitalized for a
week after being found by a farmer - reportedly
experienced amnesia and did not know how she got in
the field. This matter is also held under close
consideration by researcher Donnie Blessing and
will be pursued further.
This present case of 'screaming sounds' from a female
voice is linked firmly to the UFO sighting as per the
same location in one specific field near Adams Lane in
Morehead, Kentucky and the '20 minute time frame' of the
conclusion of the UFO sighting to the arrival of
officers involved in the search and rescue operation.
Special thanks to Donnie Blessing, Peter Davenport
November 30, 2003