Those reporting the UFOs were all men, 10 of them, working at a coal plant on Winifrede Hollow Road near Marmet. The men reported first seeing three triangle-shaped UFO crafts of significant size. Marmet is located in Kanawha County, Virginia. The West Virgina UFO sighting has been registered with with Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) as Case #60631, and follows on the heels of other recent UFO sightings.
The ten men said all three of UFOs were moving silently over their West Virgina coal mining operation, and, stunningly, were about the size of football fields.
One of the working men that witnessed the UFOs spoke with Open Minds, explaining the situation and what he saw unfold before him.
"The plant was down and there was no noises anywhere. Me and nine other guys had just finished doing pipe repair and were standing outside leaning against trucks. One of the guys pointed up and said, ‘What is that?"The surprised group of West Virginia coal workers all responded with a collective look up into the sky, where they were stunned to see the first “triangle-shaped object outlined in whitelights the size of a football field coming up the hollow from the southwest.”
The southwest of West Virginia, from where the men witnessed the UFOs flying, is the town of Beckley, West Virginia.
"It might have been 300 to 500 feet above us,” said the West Virginia UFO witness. “It was moving very slow and made no noise. We watched for about 3 or 4 minutes as it disappeared over the trees."Then two more football field sized UFOs came over the horizon, reported the witnesses.
“A few minutes later another one showed up behind it – the same shape and size and no noise. Another one showed up after that, same as before.”
As if three UFOs wasn’t enough, the West Virginians then spotted a fourth, smaller UFO.
"After these three went by a small object with lots of red flashing appeared at the end of the line formation. They were all headed northwest towards Charleston, West Virginia."That that there were no sounds from the UFOs was particularly bewildering to the group of men.
“What was strange about the objects was that there was no noises whatsoever… to be as close as they were, and their sizes…”
Which definitely calls into question how popular culture has portrayed UFOs in films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind.