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UFO Sighting Report


summer 1972


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Date Reported:

12/11/2003 8:35:42 PM

Full Description & Details

In 1971 I moved to Ft Lauderdale, Florida after finishing my classes at the University of Buffalo in New York. I believe it was in 1972; I sitting on the beach in Lauderdale admiring the night sky with a casual girlfriend. I was looking out to sea facing east when I noticed a small bright light about the brightness and size of the planet Venus rapidly moving from the north towards the south. I quickly pointed it out to my date. Though moving quickly it seemed to slow for a meteor but to fast for a jet. I thought it might be a satalite. While I was trying to figure it all out, it had moved from the horizon to overhead in about 7 seconds. When it had reached almost directly overhead it suddenly stopped and did an abrupt 90 degree turn to the east for about a second stopped and did another perfect 90 turn and resumed heading south to disappear in another 7 seconds at the far horizon. The movement was so totally unexpected and so totally impossible that i felt a distinct chill on that warm Florida night. My date who saw everything I did seemed shaken and insisted we leave and refused to discuss the incident. I've never forgotten that night or seen anything like it again.

Other Comments

I might have forgotten about this incident years ago if it wasn't for the pronounced physical reaction I felt at the moment that light stopped dead in the night sky. I haven't a clue as to what it was but I know what I saw and what I felt and I will never ever forget it.

Reported Sighting? 



David O'Hara

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cincinnati, ohio


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