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UFO Sighting Report


1969 (approx)


Glen Cove or Brookdale, NY


Amorphous object seen at tree top level

Date Reported:

1/1/2004 11:03:32 PM



No. of Witnesses: 



1-2 mins.

No. of Object(s): 


Full Description & Details

On a clear summer night, driving alone at approximately 9:00 pm in a semi-rural part of Long Island, NY, I noticed a peculiar object above my car, pulled over and got out. Somewhat above the tree tops (maybe 100-125 feet above me) there was a amorphous object, perhaps 40 feet in diameter, "floating" very slowly, and having something in the vicinity of 20-25 colored lights (read, blue, green and amber) of varying brightness. At least some of the lights were focused down at odd angles and in circumscribed ("sealed") beams that seemed more solid than incandescent. The object made no sound. There was no odor. It was difficult for me to discern a clear outline or shape of the object, which appeared to be camouflaged in some way, hard to tell where the sky left off and it began.

I watched this object for approximately one-two minutes. It "drifted" from above me, across the road, and disappeared beyond some trees. I was not shaken, but perplexed and dazed by this experience. I went to see some friends at a bar, and since they had been there awhile they laughed at me. When I told my mother about it the next day, she was incredulous. Years later my father told me that a friend of his had seen a "flying saucer" in the same vicinity, and that there was a Nike missle base nearby.

One of the stranger aspects of this experience is that in some respects, I "forgot" about it. For over 20 years, it did not seem unusual, although I told very few people about it. Things changed soon after I turned 40. The full force of the experience hit me, and for two or three years I was obsessed with UFOs and ufology, trying to learn what I had witnessed years earlier. I have come to accept the fact that I will probably never know exactly what I saw, but keep up with news about sightings.

Now, I do not claim to have seen aliens, or even an extra-terrestrial vehicle; but I do know that whatever I saw, I have seen nothing like it since. I have ruled out every conventional object that it might have been, including airplanes, balloons, blimps, helicopters, etc. The term "high strangeness" applies to my sighting.

I have worked hard to recollect this experience accurately, and without the elaboration that often occurs as time passes. I believe my report is accurate.

Witness Background

I am currently 55 years old and hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, think I am a reasonably intelligent and rational person. I am a licensed psychologist but am currently employed as an educational administrator. I also belong to MUFON and have a small library on UFOs. On the evening of this experience I had not been drinking or engaging in any drug use. I am in fine health with no history of head injury, seizures, mental problems, etc.

Reported Sighting? 




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