Appearance / Description of Object(s)
It was night, could not tell a shape, just remember first looking like airlane lights, and then when closer very large, bright orange lights all over it., now just a few like an ordinar aircraft.
Description of Area / Surroundings
It was not urban and not rural. It was a main street but very quiet night. Very few cars. We did notice one car driving. He had his head out and wndow and was watching. I do remember hearing no noise at all, even with the windows down.
Full Description & Details
I have told very few people about this incident. It happened in 1965, possibly fall because windows in the car were closed and it was on a Sunday night before school. Reason why never reported is that I and companions, were 17 years old, and I am sure no one would have believed us. I am still looking for an exlanation.
It was a Sunday night and lots of sightings around the country were being reported. In fact , we had a magazine at home with ufo's on the cover. It was kind of a joke with my boyfriend always teasing me about any light in the sky, plane, etc, saying look there is a ufo. This night was no different. There were three of them, and at first looked just like 3 airplane lights in the distance. After watching for awhile they were still visible, and 3 were flying together. After about 15 minutes they were separating. and coming back together. Sometimes one was alone and then all 3 together. Sometimes they did a quick circular movement and shot off and then came back together in a group of 3. We though possibly Air Force doing some type of maneuver. We observed this for quite a while and decided to go to my house and check out the magazine and see if it could shed some light on this. As we came closer to my house, the objects were getting lower and lower. We knew these could not be airplanes, as they would have been long gone by now. My house was about a mile and a half from the original site and they were still with us. Because they were flying much lower (still looking like airplane lights at this point), we were getting more curious and anxious. We ran up the stairs and told the family. My mother always believed us because of the way we looked when we rushed for the magazine. Nothing in it made any sense to us because the objects were in daylight and we could not compare the lights we saw and could not see a shape. We stayed at my house for about 20 minutes, forgot about it and went back out. We thought that was the end of it. To our surprise, one of them was hovering, not really low, but definitely lower than they were before, above my mother's house. Now we were shocked. We decided to go and find our friend and tell her. She lived about a mile from my house. The objects followed us (or seemed so) all the way to her house. We ran up and told her and her dad what we saw. Her dad opened the blinds and saw them. He said they looked strange enough, but could not believe they were in our sight for over an hour, and said that was impossible. Remember, we were teenagers, and we knew people would never believe us. We were actually looking for an explanation ourselves, because we did not believe it ourselves. Meanwhile, my friend was in the back seat of our car and getting very emotional. The objects were getting lower and lower and still following us, or so it seemed to us. All 3 of us were looking out the back window, like I said we were teenagers and safety went right out the window. My girlfriend turned and looked forward and screemed. We both turned back to the front window and freaked out because one of them was literally diving at our car. It came so low we though it was going to hit us. All I remember to this day is bright orange lights, not a few, but it was covered with bright orange lights, so much that we could not see a shape. My boyfriend was so sure it was going to hit us that he turned and swerved the car into the exit of a Big Boy drive through restaurant, probably the first one of its kind for that time. I remember hitting him because I was so scared that he would get us in a crash cause he did not even look to see if there were any cars coming. He said he swore it was going to crash into us and we believed we came that close and if we did not swerve, it would have. We went to find another friend to share this with, they were now flying a little higher above us, but still visible. My boyfriend ran into this teen dance we were all supposed to meet at and ran in to find our friend. He came running out. We wanted to show him so bad, but now they were gone. We drove around for about another half hour looking to see if we could find them and we never did. To this day, our friend believes we were pranking him. It has now been 49 years since.
be explained as any conventional man-made or natural
Definitely not a natural object. It was man-made and like I said came close enough to almost hit us and we had to swerve to avoid collision.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Never thought much about it before. Became an interest after that. Listened to radio talk shows after that, John Wallace Spencer and Blue Book Project.
I still would love to have a plausible explanation.
Reported Sighting? No
Reported To: only parents and friends
Location: Arlington Heights, IL