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Recently, we at Universal Digest published a UFO report from our own city of Visalia, California. The article received a lot of attention, as well as, from a number of individuals who had claimed to have viewed and photographed the same or similar events. Of all the incoming reports received, none had any videos of the events and some of the pictures taken were difficult to discern to the extent they were not usable for publication.

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There was one contact made, however, two weeks ago, that seemed promising so I responded and we decided to meet over breakfast to discuss the events of May and June, 2015. Terry Wood, a long-time resident of Visalia, Tulare County, California encountered two UFO events, one each in May and June of this year. Terry Wood had just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S6 smart phone with a 16 MP camera included. A similarity of camera usage in this case like a case UD published a couple of weeks earlier of a February 2015 UFO event was that both operators were new to a recently purchased camera’s video mode. Therefore, only pictures were taken. A striking note in Terry’s case was he had presence of mind to take a landscape view of the craft with a distinct grassy foreground. Not only did he provide nine clear pictures to review, he provided his own essay describing the events in detail. This report is provided, uncut for reader review, below.

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The following is Terry Wood’s report of his UFO encounter. Please note speed and size of craft could not be determined:

Who am I?

My name is Terry G. Wood. I have been a resident in a town named Visalia located in central California (USA) for over thirty years. I have been a maintenance mechanic for a local firm for over 23 years.

The Event:

It was orange in color and not flashing, and when I first noticed it, it was moving from the North to the South when the object just suddenly stopped. This object then made a right angle to the West for a very short distance and stopped momentarily. The object then made another right angle turn and seemed to drop down in altitude for a very short distance, then stopped again momentarily. The object made its last right-angle turn toward the East for again, a short distance, then again stopped. The object started glowing very brightly as it appeared to move in parallel view to where we were standing, at an unbelievable rate of speed, until it disappeared in less than a second. The Pictures: The phone that I had recently bought and used to take these photographs is an S6 Samsung model. I really had not the opportunity to use the camera until this point, and did not know how to zoom in on the object. The pictures I took, I thought would have been worthless, since the pictures were simply that of just an orange dot in the sky. At this point I was ready to delete the pictures, when I discovered how to zoom in on the photos and was completely astonished to discover the pictures it actually took. I also noticed that I took several pictures one right after the other and was amazed at what they showed. At this point I decided to not delete the pictures, but to try to find someone who may have a further interest in these images. Therefore, this led me to contacting you, and writing this report which took some effort due to my very busy schedule.

Recent Updates: 

On June 21st, 2015, another similar and mysterious object was seen at around the same time, in around the same area and vicinity to the original one I witnessed. what is poignant to me is that it was exactly one month from the very first sighting I witnessed. We (four witnesses) were just talking about it as we were standing outside looking up at the stars, and behold….another inexplicable object just like the one before, but this one seemed to be at a much further distance and I was unable to get any real good photographs of it this time, before it too, disappeared into the night sky.

The following images are originals Terry Wood sent. There are nine taken in succession:

Please note from the above pictures taken, I have utilized various sources to diagnose, as well as, trying to scale, re-size, and enlarge images. To be fair to Terry Wood, I have chosen to post the photographs, as is, so anyone who wishes to research and submit their critiques, may do so. This much is certain, after personal testing; these photos are from the Samsung S6 smart phone and have not been edited. The only edited picture is the article’s featured picture.

Other Events and Sightings:

A friend and a fellow employee had seen these pictures as I shared them with him. On July 2nd, this friend of mine was taking a picture of the moon from his backyard from the house he just purchased. There are 2 pictures in which he took one right after the other and showed anomalies after he took the pictures. The first one shows the moon as a white blur with several different colored lights in the picture. The second one shows the moon again as a white blur as the camera picked up another object in the view of the camera. The object looks a lot like the craft as I have seen, and photographed and been seen by several other people in Visalia California.

The following is a picture submitted from the above narration of Terry Wood’s fellow friend. To date, no other picture to corroborate the one submitted below has been submitted to match for comparison. If there is an update, it will be submitted at the end of this article for all to review. I can say that this photograph is unedited and has passed a recent authenticity test. It is just not confirmed what the nearer, orange light may be. The picture taker simply states it was a ‘photo bomb’ when he was taking a picture in the back yard of his new home.

Terry Wood Friend UFO


There has been speculation of what the orange object may be; however, I choose to not comment until more information is provided. In sum, what is most notable to publish regarding the recent phenomena submitted by a number of people in Visalia, California is that it is similar, in nature. I was informed there are no other lights in the back yard that match this picture. Some reports match. Some, do not.

What we at Universal Digest have chosen to do is give an open venue to those who care to share what they have encountered. To date, we have found the persons with whom we have met and of whom we have had contact to be most credible. We hope you find the same in your experiences. Please do contact us, if you wish. We are interested and do care about the human condition.

If there are more who care to contribute to what has been written here, either in written, photographic, or video form, please do make contact.


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By ED S.

The goal of Universal Digest is to publish in areas of ufology, space, science, history, world, regional, and some local news and events. Experiencer, telepathic, and paranormal subject matter are also published. To date, there are over 20 menus from which to choose. Universal Digest is dedicated to elevating the human condition. From over 30 years of research and writing in a number of areas, delivering the message is the purpose.