Google Maps Anomalies: UFO Sightings Around Indonesia

A map of Indonesia featuring highlighted UFO sightings

While not technically a map “anomaly,” here’s a mapped collection of reported UFO sightings and other unidentified phenomena reported around Southeast Asia, compiled by BETA-UFO Indonesia:

“We came out of a hall to see what the commotion was all about and I saw a round blue disc in the sky…It turned green a few seconds later.” – July 18, 2010 sighting in┬áKota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Some of the sightings date as far back as 1942, when a Royal Netherlands Navy cruiser encountered a “large aluminum disk” above the Timor Sea. Allegedly, it…

“…flew towards the ship at tremendous speed. The UFO then circled high above the Dutch vessel for about three to four hours.”


A few of the more interesting ones describe mysterious lights from the sea and Unidentified Submerged Objects, such as a “strange moon-like light” emanating from the ocean near Singapore.

Check it out: UFO Sightings Indonesia. You can also visit the BETA-UFO website, or follow them on Twitter for more updates.

Update: Some had complained that I highlighted a UFO sighting (found on the above map) from Malaysia, which is not Indonesia. I’ve since updated some of the language in this post to avoid unnecessary confusion. To be clear, despite its name, this map is of sightings from in and around Southeast Asia, which includes sightings from Indonesia, Malaysia and even Papua New Guinea. I did not name the map. The team who compiled this information is based in Indonesia.

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Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.


3 Replies to “Google Maps Anomalies: UFO Sightings Around Indonesia”

  1. Hi Rob, thanks for bringing this up! The map is a cultivation of our years of research; it contains only sightings with the high strangeness and it’s continually updated, so feel free to check it in the future for most recent Indonesian UFO sightings.

    Bayu Amus
    BETA-UFO Indonesia

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