Military Contacts NASA, Evacuates Town After UFO Falls from the Sky in Norfolk, VA

Military Contacts NASA, Evacuates Town After Unidentified Object Falls from the Sky in Norfolk, VA [Updated]


It came from the sky! A growing number of eyewitnesses claim to have watched in amazement as an unidentified flying object plummetted from the sky in Norfolk, Virginia this week. The unknown object was described as “something odd”, and many told local authorities it was even making a strange noise as it sailed to the earth.

Once military and local police arrived at the scene of impact, they wasted no time evacuating residential areas sealing off the location. Information about the crash site has been hard to come by, though many rumors have surfaced about a shadowy government presence in Norfolk this week.

This is allegedly an image of the object that closed an entire town.

This is allegedly an image of the strange object that evacuated an entire neighborhood.

Local authorities reported that the strange object was nothing more than a downed balloon, though many believe the quick and secretive actions of the military point to something a bit more extraordinary. In fact, a land robot was used to make initial contact with the object and military personnel were in regular contact with NASA, local news were told. Certainly a lot of fuss for “just a weather balloon”, no?


The object was eventually loaded onto unmarked government vehicles and whisked away to an undisclosed location. Hours later, residents of Norfolk were allowed back into their homes.

Battalion Chief Julian Williamson took to the local news this week warning residents about future contact with other strange objects from the sky.

“Do not investigate on your own. Just call the authorities,” he warned, but not before adding that,”…investigators (had) made contact with the package and determined it to be a weather balloon.”

So what do you think? Did the government make such a secretive fuss over a simple weather instrument? Or could the strange object have been something more out of this world? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, on twitter @WhoForted, or in the comments below!


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  1. JeremyZero

    08/07/2013 at 8:09 AM

    Well clearly, it’s a weather balloon. A weather balloon filled with swamp gas, held aloft by chinese lanterns. But it got hit by ball lightning and went down.

    • Mashpin

      08/07/2013 at 8:33 AM


  2. Larry Sessions

    08/07/2013 at 8:21 AM

    Were there any loose bovines walking around the area, because this smells like…… well, you get the idea. Clearly it was in instrument package from a high altitude balloon of some sort. Everybody is doing that these days, although they are supposed to have FAA clearance. Not doubt this was some unauthorized flight, and officials were concerned it might have been some idiot’s attempt at domestic terrorism (although I personally doubt that). Certain not alien. There are a bunch of people out there who really need to get a grip on reality.

  3. Aimee

    08/07/2013 at 8:22 AM

    What I want to know is, why do so many UFOs crash? They seem somewhat unreliable as a form of transportation. You would think an advanced alien race, with the ability to travel through space (and possibly time), would have engineered craft that were a little safer to fly in.

    • Linn

      08/07/2013 at 10:41 AM

      Maybe they don’t have a Ralph Nader type there. But if something landed in my yard, I’m scooping it up and selling it to the Russians through Craig’s list. Hey, if corrupt politicos can money grab, I’ll do it, too.

    • Mark

      08/07/2013 at 11:06 AM

      Government cut backs on their home world. The craft was designed for a one way trip.

    • alanborky

      08/07/2013 at 2:30 PM

      Aimee one of British Intelligences favourite wheezes from at least the 2nd World War on’s to arrange for some sort of accident to occur to further their agenda.

      For instance there was the spiffing wheeze to hide from the Germans we’d cracked their Enigma machine of accidentally letting German bombers bomb Coventry off the map.

      Then there was Operation Mincemeat where they arranged for a corpse to be washed up on a beach with an attache case handcuffed to his wrist containing top secret documents which misled the Germans into thinking we were planning to invade Greece and Sardinia instead of Sicily.

      What I’m getting at’s your sarcasm’s intended to poke holes in the idea of ufo crashes but it overlooks the possibility such crashes if they occurred may’ve been arranged for unknonw purposes.

      Similarly the whole Roswell episode with the strange rush to publicise the flying saucer through the media followed by the strange retraction maybe part of some unknown terrestial plot.

      In short these crashes may actually occur and not just be excitable members of the public confusing strips of bacofoil for fleets of intergalactic motherships.

      • Aimee

        08/07/2013 at 7:48 PM


        My sarcasm is intended to point out that every other Tuesday I see an article on a website or two or three talking about how an alien craft of some sort has fallen out of the sky, and landed in some crappy rural town…and that seems odd to me. How often do you see articles about airplanes crashing? They are significantly less sophisticated than a machine that can travel faster than the speed of light, and yet, they don’t seem to crash in rural Virginia nearly as often as UFOs.

        Your fictional connection of these crashes to the deceptive ploys of the British during WWII are admirable, but entirely unfounded in evidence. I can make up stories too about why these crashes happen. Here…watch…

        UFOs often crash on Earth, because the occupants of those spacecraft are trying to escape their homeworld and reach the safety of the protective custody of Earth governments. Their homeworld government is oppressive and cruel. The alien individuals who are then taken by our officials, and hidden away in secret bunkers, help us figure out new technology, and really enjoy getting a pizza on a Sunday night and watching Game of Thrones. (They are huge Nikolaj Coster-Waldau fans!)

        See? No evidence needed. (But I bet they are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau fans…I mean, he’s so dreamy!)

        • NorfolkVA

          09/23/2013 at 6:15 PM

          Hey! Norfolk VA is no rural town! We have a mall! Also, I don’t recall hearing anything about this at all. Lies?… or COVER UP?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Trip

    08/07/2013 at 9:04 AM

    for once, it actually was a weather balloon

    • Willease

      08/17/2015 at 12:32 AM

      The ufo is a model of the Roswell crash site.

  5. Sean O'Brien

    08/07/2013 at 1:10 PM

    Looks like aliens didn’t want to pay the fee to drop off their old office printer at the recycle center so they just tossed it out of their otherworldly craft.

  6. Eric

    08/07/2013 at 1:36 PM

    Even if it was a weather balloon, that still doesn’t rule out if there were aliens inside. When have weather balloons and aliens ever been mutually exclusive?

  7. khris meddock

    08/07/2013 at 1:59 PM

    MOST FAKE i can see sand in the photo , that means its a small model , also , if aliens came all this way and didnt want to be discovered…THEN WHY FLY AT NIGHT WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ALL OVER THE STUPID SHIP ?! I MEAN REALLY , MAKE THE CRAFT LOOK LIKE A PLANE AND NO ONE WILL CARE!

    • Greg Newkirk

      08/07/2013 at 4:14 PM

      You must have missed the huge words that said “FILE PHOTO”.

      • DirtyDazz

        08/07/2013 at 6:49 PM

        eh, I missed it too.

      • Fallon Estrello

        08/16/2013 at 4:54 PM

        I guess you need to make it bigger lol haha.

  8. alanborky

    08/07/2013 at 2:34 PM

    Me own suspicion’s Dana’s the military involvement’s down to Obama’s worst fear some day someone’ll turn drone technology on him’n’his plus the ratcheting up of Islamo terrorism phobia to justify the recent surveillance reveals.

  9. DirtyDazz

    08/07/2013 at 6:43 PM

    Gold panning for Aliens.. now I’ve seen everything!

  10. DirtyDazz

    08/07/2013 at 6:45 PM

    Anyone that’s into fossicking can see that’s a gold miner’s pan.

  11. Janet Soleck

    08/07/2013 at 7:23 PM

  12. PurrlGurrl

    08/08/2013 at 3:05 AM

    Norfolk has a major naval base. Probably was some military debris.

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  14. alcarcalimo2364

    08/08/2013 at 5:19 AM

    I just want to point out that Norfolk is not a town; it is a city in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

  15. Arn

    08/08/2013 at 6:59 AM

    Copier from space!

  16. alanborky

    08/19/2013 at 3:48 PM

    Dana after you’ve read this I’d appreciate it if you tossed it in case it draws the attention of people of less good will.

    Anyway I’ve just been over at a site called Mysterious Britain and Ireland and on one of the forum pages there’s this from somebody called puddles1985

    Hi. My name is jemima and for weeks and weeks now I have had something following me everywhere I go. I hear a faint buzzing waspy like noise before it strikes. It has become extremely physical and sexual. It touches my face and being intrusive. I keep telling it to leave me alone but it’s just getting worse. I have managed to get it on video. Please help me.

    I’m drawing your attention to it because it seems to me what this individual needs’s a sympathetic female to hear her out who she can view as having trustworthy credentials and a certain experience in the Fortean anomalies field.

    But if your own female intuition or professional instincts tell you to keep the hell away then trust ’em and keep the hell away!

  17. Lee Morales

    09/15/2013 at 12:45 AM

    It appears from the “File Photo” that the craft if alien looks rather old. Perhaps it was a group of drunken teenage aliens who took Dads old beat up 1962 Space Manipulator 5000 out for a joy ride and crashed the damn thing. Perhaps the technology on that particular craft is similarly outdated to what we would find carburetor technology obsolete. Maybe the craft bogged out and the drunken teenage aliens lost control or maybe the operator was texting or changing the radio station. You just never know.

  18. Pancho

    09/15/2013 at 6:12 PM

    This alien space craft looks out dated and perhaps uses some type of outdated technology. Maybe the occupants were teenage space aliens out for a joy ride when something went wrong.

  19. Pakistani

    10/14/2013 at 7:32 PM

    UFO not fake people think those lights are craft,mothership,meteor,or ealins Basicly this is mirecal of God no one gona beleave until they saw clearly,I just wana say the all blinking light in sky or shape with sparkling daimonds Orignely that’s beautiful human .and she is good friend for good people she naver gona give hard time until depend condiction.think positive and be happy world will change soon it’s means peace will come everywhere (hopefully)

  20. james

    10/17/2013 at 7:51 PM

    hints or north korean technology!

    must be a PDRNK spy drone!

  21. RayG

    12/23/2014 at 10:46 AM

    Has anyone called a Xerox repairman? It’s a copier that fell off the back of a truck…

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