9/9/2012 10:33:36 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Silver saucer with about 24 rectangular lights around the dome that went off and then one by one came on again. No sound. As big as my house.
Size of Object(s)
I'm guessing here because I lived in a ranch style house and it was the same size. Maybe 50 feet in diameter and about 10 feet tall.
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
The craft was about 40 feet above the ground and I saw it clearly.
Description of Area / Surroundings
It was above a development and then went over a strip mall and disappeared.
Full Description & Details
In October 1985 I was looking out my front window about midnight and saw something appear above the lip of the roof above me. It was slowly moving forward so I went out on the front porch to see what it was and there was a silver saucer about the size of my ranch style house hovering but moving forward very slowly. It made no sound at all. I ran back into the house and got my son who was 7 at the time and we stood on the front lawn and watched it until it disappeared behind a strip mall across the street from my house. It took several minutes for it to go from my house to the strip mall as it was moving about as fast as a person would walk. It stayed at the same altitude the whole time which was about 40 feet from the ground or just above rooftop level. If I had been standing on my roof I could have reached up and touched it. As it moved off and I could see the top of the saucer I could see what looked like rectanguler windows going around the dome of the craft. There were 12 on the side that I could see so I believe there were probably 24-25 in total. They were a light blue color. I thought they were being backlit from the inside but as I looked closer I couldn't see anything inside and then it went dark and one by one they came back on again so I determined that they were lights and not windows. It never made a sound. I was in such shock at seeing it that it never occurred to me to get my camera and take a picture. My son and I just stood there in awe watching it move down the street. My son is 34 now and he still remembers it clearly. Two policemen saw it while they were out on their beat. A woman up feeding her baby in a highrise near the San Francisco bay saw it hovering over the bay about 3am the same night. It was reported in the paper over the next couple of days but I haven't been able to find those reports.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Definitely not. We saw it clearly, it was a silver saucer. I was even scanning the bottom of the craft as it went over my head to see if it had any rivets or bolts but it was just smooth.
I was a computer programmer for many years. I have some college and have always worked for large corporations (CSC, Lockheed, etc.)
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I was not interested before my siting and just thought maybe they exist.
I live in New Mexico now and I watch the skies every night but haven't seen anything since 1985.
Reported To:Only recently to other ufo sites.
Your Location:Albuquerque, NM