Oct 20, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Bakersfield May be a Base For Fleets of UFOs

What appears to be a fleet of UFOs was spotted over Bakersfield, California, recently. This is not the first time a large group of UFOs has been seen flying in (or out of) formation over this California city. What is attracting such big numbers of UFOs to Bakersfield? Is it some kind of base? Are aliens fans of the music of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard?

MUFON (#71618 ) received a report of a sighting over Bakersfield on October 16, 2015. The witness said he saw …

… hundreds of moving bright bluish white lights spread over the entire sky, slowly moving as a whole.

He estimated the fleet was 40 to 50 city blocks long. The formation was seen by his wife and children, many neighbors and people passing by who stopped their cars to watch. He described the lights as moving “like a squadron” and then flying in every direction as they flew upwards until disappearing. No explanation from officials or the military has been made so far.

This is not the first observation of what looks like a fleet of UFOs over Bakersfield. On December 11, 2012, local news covered reports by many witnesses of a group of UFOs over Bakersfield flying in a triangular formation.


A few days before this, a fleet of UFOs was seen over San Francisco. Were they possibly heading to Bakersfield?


It’s not just fleets of UFOs being seen over Bakersfield. In 2013, a single UFO was spotted by many witnesses for two nights in a row. As with the other sightings, no official explanations were given.


Is something attracting UFOs, especially large fleets, to Bakersfield? Are they flying to a secret base or planning to build one? It’s 100 miles away from the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which is located right next to two fault lines. Is Bakersfield getting an advanced warning of a potential earthquake and/or nuclear disaster?

Many remember that then-governor Ronald Reagan saw a UFO in 1974 as his private plane was landing at the Bakersfield airport. Are the UFOs looking for Reagan?

Bakersfield is famous for the “Bakersfield sound” made popular by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. Perhaps aliens picked up broadcasts of “Hee Haw” and are looking for a concert. If Buck were still around and saw a fleet of UFOs, he’d know what to do.


Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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