“It sounded like horns blowing and trumpets. I looked straight
above me, way up there, and I saw this little black triangular craft or aircraft.”
- John P. Bobick, Casper, Wyoming, Summer 2010
“It was a huge, silent triangular craft with three lights at each point ...
probably the size of three to four football fields. ...the very odd thing about
this is that I could actually either see through this craft, the center of it, or it was projecting the sky that was above the craft on the bottom, or below it.”
- Richard Gray, Producer, Educating Humanity.com, Oct. 1994
March 28, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico - After my February 2014 Earthfiles report and Coast to Coast AM broadcast about strange horn-like trumpet and metallic scraping sounds linked to close-by and mysterious triangular aircraft, I received the following email:
From: John Paul Bobick Date: March 13, 2014
Subject: Aerial triangle trumpet sounds in 2010 over Bighorn Mtns., Wyoming
My name is John Bobick and I live in Wyoming. This is to let you know that I have seen the black triangular aircraft and heard the trumpet sounds that it makes.
If you would like to hear more about it, you can contact me.
John Bobick's home is in Casper (center red circle) 180 miles northeast
of Cheyenne. The Bighorn mountains and national forest are another
100 miles or so northwest of Casper.
The Bighorn Mountains are a mountain range in northern Wyoming and southern
Montana. The highest peak is Cloud Peak at 13,175 feet (4,013 m).
Image by Travel Guide Magazine.
I phoned him and learned that John Paul Bobick, now 68, was a former marine in Vietnam and retired head of maintenance for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Casper, Wyoming. He has loved to hike in the wilderness all his life and in the summer of 2010, he was walking in the foothills of the beautiful Bighorn Mountains about 100 miles from his home when the peaceful quiet was ripped by sounds that unnerved and confused him.
Play MP3 interview.
John Paul Bobick, 68, former marine and retired head of maintenance for the Wyoming Game and Fish Dept., Casper, Wyoming: “I was up in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. I was up there by myself on a hot summer day, hunting fossils. I had been walking for about 4 or 5 hours and I was pretty tired and thirsty and heading back towards my truck. I was walking along a ridge and all of a sudden, I hear this loud noise. It was intermittent.
CAN YOU TRY TO GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT IT SOUNDED LIKE?
It would just go PSSSSSHT! PSSSSSHT! PSSSSSHT! PSSSSSHT! But it had a really grating sound to it. And this is really strange. From where I was walking on this ridge, there was a valley and then another parallel ridge and it sounded like it was right over that ridge. I just thought to myself at the time that I just walked up through there and I didn't see any kind of oil or gas well or any kind of a pipe sticking out of the ground. What in the world could that be?
As tired as I was, I thought, ‘I'm going to go ahead and walk down through this valley and climb that other ridge and see what the heck that is.’
So, I started down over the ridge and as I started over the ridge, it struck me that the sound wasn't coming from where I thought it was, but it sounded all of a sudden like it was coming from overhead. At the same time, it had this loud grating sound, but at the very end of it, it had almost like organ music — a little bit of an organ sound to the end of it. You know, as it went PSSSSHT! PSSSSHT!
Loud Trumpet Sound Coming from
Black Triangular Aircraft High in Sky
Then shortly after that within a matter of twenty seconds, the sound started to change quite a bit to where it sounded like horns blowing and trumpets. I looked straight up above me, way up there, and I saw this little black triangular craft or aircraft.
Illustration in letter received March 21, 2014, from John Paul Bobick
to Linda Moulton Howe, Reporter and Editor, Earthfiles.
Rest of hand-written letter: “The craft came from the northwest and flew to the southeast at a speed far greater than any jet aircraft that I know of. The sound of the aircraft started all at once; a sound like a high pressure pop-off valve! As it passed over head, the sound changed. At first it sounded like an intermittent high pressure pop-off valve and then along with the valve sound, there was organ music mixed in!
When I finally observed the craft high above me, the sound started to change to an intermittent sound of trumpets or horns blowing — stopping and starting! As the craft flew southeast, the sound faded and became a constant sound of horns or trumpets blowing. This craft flew from straight above me to the far horizon, I would guess, in about fifteen seconds and disappeared.”
It was moving at a real fast pace. It went over the top of me and that sound like a horn blowing or a trumpet blowing. And it was still intermittent, but you could say a trumpet horn blowing.
It got over me and went slightly past me and then I noticed that the sound became solid. It wasn't intermittent anymore.
THAT SOUND — HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE OR SINCE?
No, it kind of gave me goose pimples when I heard it because it was so strange. You know, I've heard all kinds of jet aircraft. I was in forward air control in Vietnam. I called in air strikes and watched B-52s fly over and the jets that came in, the Phantoms and Skyhawks and such.
But this, it looked black and it looked like an elongated triangle. Even at that distance, I remember thinking that it looked like it had rounded corners on it.
WAS THE SOUND THAT WAS COMING FROM IT — FROM YOUR POINT OF VIEW ON THE GROUND — WHEN IT WENT INTO SOLID SOUND, DO YOU MEAN IT WAS LIKE A TRUMPET NOTE REPEATING? OR WERE THERE MUSICAL NOTES? OR?
It would almost to me sound like a trumpet blowing — a solid trumpet, horn/trumpet sound. It was not fluctuating or pulsating. You know, for a little bit as it went by me, it became a solid sound. And if this triangular object was that high up in the air, the sharpness of the sound on the ground where I was, was almost unbelievable! You know, something that high you would think no matter what the engine sound would be, you would barely hear it. And that thing would have to be way past you before you heard the sound.
But that was not the case. I heard it when it was right above me. I watched the thing and I was impressed with how fast it was going. I thought to myself, This thing is way up there. It looks like way over 100,000 feet. A commercial jet would probably have taken ten minutes if you watched it to go to the horizon. But I suspect this thing made it in about 15 seconds. I mean it was really going!
WHAT ARE YOUR OWN THOUGHTS ABOUT OTHER LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE?
I believe that there is.”
Translucent Triangular Craft in Reston, Virginia
Reston, Virginia (upper left red circle) is about 20 miles northwest of Washington, D. C.
Sixteen years earlier in October 1994, on the East Coast in Reston, Virginia, Richard Gray arrived at his home a little after 8 PM. Richard was the regional director of marketing and sales for Northwest and Delta Airlines in Washington, D. C. He and his family had a suburban home about 20 miles west of the Capitol with a deck on the 9th fairway of a golf course in Reston. Richard went out on the back deck to relax and what happened next so haunted him that today Richard Gray is the producer of the excellent website about high strangeness called Educating Humanity. Here now, Richard shares what happened to change his view on this universe in the twilight of an October 1994 evening at 8:30 PM in Reston, Virginia.
Richard Gray, Producer, EducatingHumanity.com, suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina: “It was a beautiful night - one of those warm nights in October and I sat on the back deck, which overlooks the 9th fairway of a golf course and just kind of put my feet up and relaxed and was sitting there for about ten minutes. Other than the kids being upstairs asleep, I was home alone and I noticed a very bright — not necessarily a light but something bright — was lighting up the golf course and I couldn't quite see what it was. It was obviously moving because things were getting brighter and brighter.
I stood up and leaned over to look and I saw this huge triangular craft coming towards my home and it was probably 200 feet in front of me and anywhere from, I would say, 200 to 500 feet in altitude, so it was very low. And it was on a trajectory coming down into the golf course as if it were going to land. It was moving extremely slow. I would say maximum speed 15 to 20 mph — that's really a snail's pace. It looked like it was going to land and I stood there absolutely incredulous.
As it went past right in front of me, it went past the house I was in and approached the top of the trees — it was very low at that point. It was a huge, silent triangular craft with three lights at each point, and the points did not come to a point — they were kind of rounded. The largest circular light was in the front and two little bit more smaller ones were in the back.
“Translucent,” 900 to 1200-Foot-Long
Triangular Aerial Craft
And the very odd thing about this is that I could actually either see through this craft, the center of it, or it was projecting the sky that was above the craft on the bottom, or below it. Do you understand what I'm saying?
I DO. I'VE HEARD THE SAME DESCRIPTION BEFORE RAISING THE ISSUE OF WHETHER THE CRAFT HAS THE ABILITY TO BECOME TRANSLUCENT AND THE HUMAN EYE IS SEEING THROUGH IT? OR THAT IT IS CAMOUFLAGING ITSELF AND IT HAS THE ABILITY TO REFLECT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CRAFT THE ENVIRONMENT THAT IT IS IN?
Yeah, I would agree with that. I've often wondered — was it a projection? Or was I actually seeing through it? And to this day, I have no idea. But the thought process for me when I experienced this whole thing from being in the airline business my entire life, this was not something that was man-made. I could virtually see all the details on this thing and what went through my mind is: This is not of this world! There is absolutely no way that something that huge — which was probably the size of three to four football fields.
WHICH IS 900 TO 1200 FEET LONG.
Easily! It was absolutely huge. It took up the entire fairway of a very large golf course. It was more than shocking to see this and to see it move over, almost directly over my head with no sound was incredible! The only thing that kept going through my mind was, This is not of this Earth. This is not man-made, not on this planet.
I still don't have an explanation where I've been able to say that's exactly what it is. I go between, Was it an alien craft visiting Earth? Is it technology that our government has and we know nothing about? If it is technology that the government has, then they have alien technology as far as I'm concerned. So the question then becomes: Where did they get it?
I don't have those answers. I wish I did.
DO YOU THINK AS YOU RAN OUT FIRST IN NORMAL HUMAN CURIOSITY AS ANY OF US WOULD WHEN SOMETHING UNUSUAL IS OUTSIDE, AND THEN YOU FELT SOMETHING OMINOUS OR A WARNING THAT MADE YOU GO BACK TO THE HOUSE — DO YOU HAVE ANY SENSE ABOUT WHETHER IT WAS A TELEPATHIC THOUGHT PUT IN YOUR MIND?
You know, that's a good question. I've often wondered what made me stop. I just stopped dead in my tracks and said this is not a good idea. I better go back. Because I had the presence of mind to stop and go back and to immediately put all the details down on paper, there is no question in my mind about the reality of it.”
For further information about strange booms, metallic and trumpet sounds with possible links to unidentified aerial triangular craft or other unknown sources, please see reports below from the Earthfiles Archive.
• 02/27/2014 — Eyewitnesses in California and Idaho Link Aerial Triangle to Trumpet and Metallic Sounds
• 02/15/2014 — Strange Metallic Horns and Boom Reports Persist In 2014
• 02/13/2014 — Update About Metallic Horn Sounds in St. Paul, Minnesota and Loud, House-Shaking Booms – Even Horn/Trumpet Sounds – Persist in U. S. and Canada
• 02/04/2014 — Feedback About Mysterious Booms and Horn/Trumpet Sounds
• 02/28/2012 — Strange Sounds in Washington State
• 02/23/2012 — Updated Feb. 23: Eerie, Strange Trumpet-like Sounds Heard in Tennessee and Kansas
• 02/02/2012 — Updated: Earthfiles Email About Mysterious “Chorus of Trumpets” and Other Strange Sounds