Tennessee UFO Cases

Featured Tennessee UFO Sightings

All Illustrations by Shane Gross Unless Otherwise Noted

MUFON CMS Case #9099 - Oak Ridge, TN - 1989

This is an artist's depiction of a large, black, triangular object that was reported by an employee of the Y-12 nuclear weapons production facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The witness reports that the object skimmed directly over his head while working in a strict no-fly zone at the Oak Ridge plant.

MUFON CMS Case #20705 - Knoxville, TN - 11/23/09

This witness sketch depicts the object reported as hovering over the Tennessee River in Knoxville on November 23, 2009.

According to the witness statement, the very large, slow, rectangular object was moving at a speed of 20 miles per hour or less, and appeared to follow the winds and bends of the river on its path.

The brightly lit object was reported to have been completely silent in flight, and was visible for approximately two minutes.

MUFON CMS Case #20704 - Memphis, TN - 11/24/09

This illustration by UFOTennessee.com depicts a triangle-shaped object witnessed by a commercial airline pilot in Memphis, TN.

According to the report, the object had three dull, non-blinking lights, made absolutely no sound, and was traveling at a rate of between Mach 1 - 1.5.

The witness described the size of the object to be roughly that of a football field.

More Tennessee UFOs

The gallery below displays a selection of Tennessee UFO photographs from MUFON's online CMS system. All of the photos in this gallery represent cases that were investigated by MUFON's trained and certified Field Investigators from around the state. The objects in these cases were each found to be unknown by the investigators they were assigned to.

Other Interesting Cases

.... This incredible pre-1947 UFO photograph came to light as a result of a 1999 sighting report out of Kingston, TN.



The illustration above is a representation of a UFO witnessed in Memphis, TN by a college professor and skeptic who had previously dismissed the phenomena. Check out the full article to find out what he has to say about the subject now.


A trio of discs in formation like the ones depicted above were reported by two men who witnessed them hovering over the Tennessee River bottomland.